Call Number 8529 / 3 credits
Professor: Dr. Andrew Sangpil Byon
East Asian Studies Dept. – HU 244
(518) 442-2597 (voice)
(518) 442-4118 (fax)
Office Hour: MF 1130AM-1230PM or by an appointment
Class meeting time & location: MWF 140PM- 235PM, HU032
One year of any foreign language learning (preferably at the college level) and some knowledge of linguistics are helpful, but not required.
2. Course Description:
This course covers basic concepts and issues in Korean applied linguistics. Perspectives include foreign language acquisition, pragmatics, and Korean sociolinguistics.
Students will learn (a) basic concepts of second language acquisition to better understand foreign language learning process, (b) fundamental aspects of pragmatics, such as politeness and speech acts, to better understand the nature of actual language use, and (c) Korean socio-cultural values reflected in Korean language. Course activities include substantial readings and discussion, a mid-term, a final paper, and a final exam.
3. Student Responsibilities:
This is your opportunity to get the most you can out of this classroom experience. Such errors as excessive absence, tardiness, or homework not completed only detract from the learning experience and make it harder to complete the course successfully. This class will move quickly, and students are cautioned against falling behind.
Students are expected to attend ALL classes. NO unexcused absences will be permitted; and there will be no review of material for students who miss class. Each unexcused absence beyond three allowed will result in a reduction of the student’s final letter grade by one level (A becomes -A), and this continues for each successive absence as well. Tardiness is also not acceptable and considered inappropriate behavior in a university classroom. Three repeated lateness will be counted as an unexcused absence.
When absent, it is the student’s responsibility to find out what has been assigned and to turn it in on the same day as the other students. Late assignments submitted will receive only partial credits.
4. Course requirement and evaluation
Assignment & class discussion/participation 100
A midterm 250
A final paper (4-5 pages) 250
A final exam 400
A (1000-930) / A- (929-900) / B + (899-870) / B (869-830) / B- (829-800) / C+ (799-770) /
C (769-720) / C- (719-700) / D+ (699-670) / D (669-620) / D- (619-600)…..
Sohn, H (Ed) (2006).
Korean Language in Culture and Society.
6. Course semester (tentative & subject to change)
Review & the last day of the class/ reading days
Final exam (the final paper due)