B.A. Courses

Monsoon Winter

KR 101 Oral Expression - I KR 107 Oral Expression - III
KR 102 Oral Expression - IIKR 108 Oral Expression - IV
KR 103Hangul KR 109Texts in Hangul
KR 104 Basic Structure KR 110Applied Grammar
KR 105ComprehensionKR 113Comprehensions and Composition
KR 106Geography and Culture of Korea (Tool)KR 112Modern History

 

KR 201 Conversation AbilityKR 207 Advanced Conversation
KR 202 Reading AbilityKR 208 Text and Grammar
KR 204Translation & CompositionKR 209Hanja
KR 205 Hanja and Mixed ScriptKR 210Comprehension
KR 206Contemporary Korea (Tool)KR 211Indo-Korea Relations (Tool)

 

KR 301 HanjaKR 305Interpretation
KR 302 Text and GrammarKR 306Text and Grammar
KR 303Themes in Korean Literature - IKR 307Themes in Korean Literature - II
KR 304 Specialized Terminology and TranslationKR 308Translation: Fundamentals and Theories

 

B.A. 1st year (Monsoon Semester)

Course No. : KR 101
Course Title: Oral Expression -I
Course Credit: 2
Course Content: This course includes teaching proper pronunciation and intonation of Korean sounds to enable them to comprehend and speak simple sentences in Korean language. Some of the things that the students are taught are greetings; self-introduction; identifying things; time of the day; calendar; counting using Korean numerical classifiers; describing things; making comparisons; talking of daily activities; kinship terms used for address and reference; seasons; giving and receiving; shopping; making requests; talking of one's likes and dislikes etc.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Audio Visual Aids: Picture Cards, Audio CDs
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

 

Course No. : KR 102
Course Title: Oral Expression-II
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: This course focuses on the listening aspect of the language training in order to strength the abilities of the students to listen, comprehend and interpret the language correctly. This course mainly involves laboratory training sessions. It includes practice in greetings; self-introduction; identifying things; time of the day; calendar; counting using Korean numerical classifiers; describing things; making comparisons; talking of daily activities; kinship terms used for address and reference; seasons; giving and receiving; shopping; making requests; talking on phone etc.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Audio Visual Aids: Picture Cards, Audio CDs
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

 

Course No. : KR 103
Course Title: Hangul
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: The course gives a basic introduction to Hangul – the Korean script. It starts with vowels and consonants, combinations of double consonants with pachim, and their writing practice. This course introduces basic writing skills to enable students to write Korean alphabets in the right way. It includes exercises in greetings; self-introduction; identifying things; time of the day; writing dates; writing daily dairy, counting using the pure Korean and Sino-Korean counting system, along with the different counting units unique to Korean.

Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

 

Course No. :KR 104
Course Title: Basic Structure
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: The objective of the course is to teach basic structure of Korean language to enable students to write correctly small passages in Korean language. This course will be the first introduction to Korean grammar to the students. It includes basic sentence pattern, use of particles, sentence ending, adjective and verb conjugation. This enables them to form simple sentences, to understand and adapt expressions of daily use, and basic vocabulary.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

 

Course No: KR 105
Course Title: Comprehension
Course Credits: 2
Course Content:The objective of the course is to teach students comprehension of passages written in simple Korean. The course mainly focuses on writing and comprehension ability of the students. They are made to read simple stories and passages in Korean, comprehend and answer questions based on the text. The writing exercises involve writing the answers and also composing paragraphs on varied simple topics.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

 

Course No. KR 106
Course Title: Geography and Culture of Korea (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: The tool course teaches aspects of Korea other than language. The Land, regions, provinces, mountains, rivers, ethnic and linguistic group, cultural traditions, religious beliefs like, Shamanism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Christianity, Chondogyoetc, and the Tangun legend. This course will be offered in English language as it is open to students of other majors, depending on availability of seats.
Evaluation:Term Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Extracts from various Handbooks including 'Facts About Korea', tourism booklets, books on Korean culture and heritage, Korean culture related websites etc.

B.A. 1st year (Winter Semester)

Course No: KR 107
Course Title: Oral Expressions -III
Course Credit: 2
Course Content: This course teaches the various forms of expressions of daily use and etiquette, honorific and humble speech forms with examples using nouns, pronouns, and verb particles. Emphasis is also placed on formal polite and informal polite forms of expression. Students are given a lot of practice in oral drills.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Text with audio visuals aids; picture cards etc.
Audio Visual Aids: Picture Cards, Audio CDs
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No.: KR 108
Course Title: Oral Expression-IV
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: This course focuses on developing the Listening and Comprehension skills of the students. The course content consists of expressions of daily use and etiquettes, Honorific and Humble Speech forms with examples using Nouns, pronouns, Verbs, particles, Suffix and Honorifics.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Audio Visual Aids: Picture Cards, Audio CDs
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No.: KR 109
Course Title: Texts in Hangul
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: The course introduces the students to more complex forms of Korean text. The objective is to equip them with higher level of vocabulary and expressions in Korean. This will enable them to read small stories and essays in Korean and interpret them to answer questions based on them, and describe the text in their words.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No. : KR 110
Course Title: Applied Grammar
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: The course focuses on Grammar Exercises based on daily expressions or simple conversations & short stories. Students are made to learn proper endings, honorific forms with formal and informal endings with examples using nouns, pronouns, verbs, particles, prefix, suffix and honorifics.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language, Korean Grammar for International Learners

Course No. : KR 113
Course Title: Comprehensions and Composition
Course Credits: 2
Course Content: The course focuses on drills and exercises on language comprehension and composition. Developing simple composition skills and training in expressions unique to the language is the objective of the course. Therefore a lot of emphasis is laid on practicing to write short compositions and essays. This course focuses on grammatical and expressional accuracy in writing and encourages students to write creatively.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language
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Course No. : KR 112
Course Title: Modern History (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 2
Course Content:This course is a tool course and deals with various aspects in Korean history, from the time of opening of Korea to the end of the colonial period (1876-1945) The topics covered include: Treaty of Kanghwa, its background and consequences; involvement of foreign powers and the collapse of the Joseon Dynasty, Donghak Uprising, Sino- Japanese and Russo- Japanese Wars and their impact on Korea, Japanese colonial rule and anti-colonial movement, liberation.
The course will be offered in English language.
Evaluation: Class performance: 25%, Term Paper/Presentation, Mid-term Examination: 25%, End Semester Examination: 50%
Teaching Material:
Various texts and study material from history books and Journals

B.A. 2nd year (Monsoon Semester)

Course No. : KR 201
Course Title: Conversation Ability
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: Students learn to converse and communicate on a wide range of themes based on selected texts. Students are given lesson based conversation to practice and they are also given certain topics to create their own free conversation based on those topics. More time is devoted to Student-Student & Teacher–Student Interactions.
This course is aimed at enabling students to speak on situation based topics using sentence patterns of intermediate level and appropriate expressions. It also aims to build listening and comprehension skills in the students
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
CDs and Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No. : KR 202
Course Title: Reading Ability
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course is designed to improve the ability of reading quickly and correctly selected texts in Korean. Famous Korean short stories and passages related to Indian customs and society in Korean are also introduced to help the students understand and interpret their own culture through Korean language.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language and Website material.

Course NO. KR 204
Course Title: Translation and Composition
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course introduces basic translation from Korean to English and vice versa of simple sentences. Students also learn to compose sentences of higher order and write creatively using advanced grammar patterns that they have learnt.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No. : KR 205
Course Title: Hanja (II) and Mixed Script
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: Additional 500 hanja are introduced to the students along with the text. Learning hanja through text helps the students to learn and understand its meaning and usage at the same time, which is basically an advanced version of course Hanja-1
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Learning Hanja in colloquial Korean by Dr J.M.Kim; Sara ItnnonHankukeo-Hanja Songeo

Course No. : KR 206
Course Title: Contemporary Korea: Social Economic and Political Dimension. (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course brings out the various phases of contemporary Korea dealing with colonial legacy, anti-colonial movements, social, political and economic agenda; liberation and division; emerging political, economic and administrative structures; Korean war and aftermath; pace, pattern and processes of socio-economic transformation in the peninsula, Government (s) and politics in the peninsula etc.
The Course is offered in English Language.
Evaluation: Class performance 25%, Term Paper/Presentation/Mid-term Examination: 25%, End Semester Examination: 50%
Teaching material:
Facts about Korea and Handbooks of Korea; History of Korea by Han Woo Keun
New History of Korea by Lee Ki- Baek

B.A. 2nd year (Winter Semester)

Course No. KR 207
Course Title: Advanced Conversation
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course is an extension of Course No. EL 201K taught in the Monsoon Semester. In this course students practice conversations involving higher level of vocabulary and Korean language speaking skills. The drills involve practice in various official situations such as railway announcements, flight information, flight cancellation, visa enquiries etc. Students also create free conversations based on recent events or activities taking place inside or outside the campus and country. Hence it gives ample opportunity for student to student interaction.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Handouts: Newspapers, Flight boarding Passes, Paragraphs related to various students activities inside the campus.
Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No. KR 208
Course Title: Text and Grammar
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course builds on the knowledge of Korean grammar that the students have acquired earlier. More advanced grammatical concepts are analysed, explained and practiced in this course. The course touches on the grammatical aspect of texts of a higher standard. By the end of the course students learn to structure essays involving narration, description, comparison, contrasting etc.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Korean Grammar for International Learners, Text Books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No. : KR 209
Course Title: HANJA (III)
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course develops the hanja skills acquired by the students in the Monsoon semester. Additional 500 hanja selected from newspaper headlines and news items are taught and practiced. Students are also taught to read Korean surnames which are written in Chinese characters. Practice is also given in mixed hangul-hanja writing, extracts for which are selected from various texts and newspapers.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material:
Hanja based textbooks and reading material;

Course No. : KR 210
Course Title: Comprehension
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: Students develop a higher level of understanding and ability to express through comprehension drills. Students are given articles based on simple social factors and are asked to interpret it in their own language and express their views about certain problems focused in the articles. Sometimes, depending on the level of overall language understanding, articles related to social issues or problems in Korea are also given to the students, which not only provides them the opportunity to express their views about it but also gives them a basic understanding of Korean society and its issues.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some suggested teaching material:
ChaemmiItnnonHangukeo Ilkki-3; WaegukineulOuihanHangukeoMunhwaIlkki
Reading and Comprehension chapters from text books from Korean Universities, National Institute of Korean Language

Course No. KR 211
Course Title: Indo-Korea Relations (Tool Course)
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: Students learn about legends and perceptions; Place and Role of Buddhism in Indo—Korea relations in ancient times; Haecho's travelogue; Colonialism and Anti-Colonial Movements in the two countries; Indo-Korea Relations since 1945: Cultural, Economic and Political dimensions. Besides this, the students are also given introductory lectures on Korea's relations with its neighbours like China, Russia and Japan.
Evaluation: Class performance 25%, Term Paper/Presentation/Mid-term Examination: 25%, End Semester Examination: 50%
Text material:
30 Years of Diplomatic Relations between India and Korea, Embassy of R.O.K
Recent News Articles and internet sources
The Course is offered in English Language

B.A. 3rd Year (Monsoon Semester)

Course No. KR 301
Course Title: Hanja
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course aims to enable the students to use hanja given in intermediate level texts and compose compound sentences. They are expected to be able to read and comprehend the meaning in the given text.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: HangugeoMunhwaIlkki, Audio-Video aids, newspapers, magazines, internet, and books on relevant topics.

Course No. : KR 302
Course Title: Text and Grammar
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: The course aims at equipping the students with the skills to read and comprehend texts such as, short stories, articles etc., of a level higher than that done at B.A. (Hons) II year level. Emphasis is laid on more advanced sentence patterns, grammatical structures and idiomatic phrases that are essential for comprehending any Korean text.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Suggested readings: Hangugeo 4 (Yonsei University)

Course No. : KR 303
Course Title: Themes in Korean Literature - I
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course introduces the classical literature of Korea from the early period up to the early modern period. In this course, students are expected to learn the characteristics of Korean literature and the major themes of that period. The aim of this course is to enable the students to grasp the basic understanding of Korean literary genres and forms.
Evaluation: Sessional exam – Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some suggested readings:
Peter H. Lee (comp. and ed.) Anthology of Korean Literature from Early Times to the Nineteenth Century (1981)
Peter H. Lee, Korean Literature: Topics and Themes (1965)

Course No. : KR 304
Course Title: Specialised Terminology and Translation
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course involves translation of topic related texts. Therefore, vocabulary oriented texts from wide range of fields like culture, trade, commerce, economics, science and technology and politics are selected that helps the students in building rich vocabulary and in understanding translation techniques. Excerpts from Korean newspapers and documents on varied subjects are introduced for translation.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Audio-Video aids, newspapers, magazines, internet sources, books on relevant topics.

 

B.A. 3rd year (Winter Semester)

Course No. : KR 305
Course Title: Interpretation
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course contains theories and techniques of Interpretation, practice in interpretation from Korean into English and English into Korean on various topics such as culture, society, politics, economy etc., seminar with power point presentation. The thrust will be laid on practical interpretation practices with focus on tourism, trade and current socio-economic and political developments.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Audio-Video aids, newspapers, magazines, internet, books on relevant topics.

Course No. : KR 306
Course Title: Text and Grammar
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: The course, in continuation of Course No. EL 302 K, aims at equipping the student with the skills to read texts such as, short stories, articles etc. Emphasis is laid on advanced sentence patterns, grammatical structures and idiomatic phrases that are essential for the comprehending of any Korean text.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some suggested teaching material:
Hangugeo 4 (Yonsei University), Hangukmunhwailkki (Beautiful Korean School, Seoul)
A Text Book of Korean Culture by VyjayantiRaghavan, J.M. Kim &Ravikesh, New Delhi: Manak Publishers

Course No. : KR 307
Course Title: Themes in Korean Literature II
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: This course introduces the selected texts from early period to the modern period with explanation about the historical and cultural background. Through reading and analyzing the representative poems and novels, students also learn basic research techniques for analyzing some of the representative literary works through which they are acquainted with basic literary terms in Korean. In this course major literary trend, authors, works of each period are covered with special emphasis on the key words related to each period. Emphasis is also laid on equipping the students with basic knowledge of contemporary Korean Literature.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some suggested readings:
Peter H. Lee, Korean Literature: Topics and Themes (1965)
HÅ­ng-gyu Kim, Robert Fouser (trans.) Understanding Korean Literature (Hangukmunhakuiihae)

Course No. : KR 308
Course Title: Translation: Fundamentals and Theories
Course Credits: 3
Course Content: The course involves practicing topic related translation texts and teaching of translation techniques. The topics of these texts vary from a wide range like current affairs, politics, and Korean economy to science and technology. This prepares the student with adequate knowledge of vocabulary required while undertaking translation work. The course also targets solving problems that students face while doing translation.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)

Teaching materials: Selected texts from newspapers, magazine articles and internet sources.