Aims to help students develop an advanced level of communicative competence, with special focus on enhancing their reading comprehension, essay writing, and discourse (discussion and presentation) skills. Authentic reading materials from a variety of sources will be used to introduce various topics and issues pertaining to Korean society and culture, thus students' cultural understanding will also be enhanced. Prerequisite: KREA 0400 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
A course aiming to provide the basics of reading Classical Chinese, its grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and word usage. As much as possible, we will use modern Chinese to explicate and discuss classical texts. Readings are original passages from texts dating from the Eastern Zhou to Former Han, 770 BCE to 25 AD, that introduce students to the cultural world of early China. Prerequisite: CHIN 0600 or permission of the instructor.