M.A. Courses

Monsoon Winter

KR 401Introduction to Linguistics KR 405 Comparative and Contrastive Linguistics
KR 402Translation and Interpretation - IKR 406Translation and Interpretation - II
KR 403Trends and Themes in Literature - IKR 407Advanced Language Studies
KR 404Social and Cultural Heritage of Korea - IKR 408Social and Cultural Heritage of Korea - II
 
KR 501Stylistics of Textual AnalysisKR 505 Didactics of Korean Studies
KR 502Translation and Interpretation - IKR 506Translation and Interpretation - II
KR 503Trends and Themes in Literature KR 507Dissertation
KR 504Analysis of Current AffairsKR 508Trends and Themes in Literature

 

MA 1st Year (Monsoon Semester)

Course No. : KR 401
Course Title: Introduction to Linguistics:
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is an introductory course to the scientific study of Korean language. It is taught to students of M.A. I year. It covers basic concepts in linguistic structure like phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics etc. Students are also introduced to language change and forms of variation and the causes for these.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some Suggested Readings:
Noh, DaeKyu. Introduction to Korean linguistics. Seoul: Jeongeumsa Press.
Sohn, Ho-Min.The Korean Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Kim, Seok Gun. Introduction to linguistics.Daeku: Kyungsang Uni. Press.
Jindal, D. V. An Introduction to Linguistics. New Delhi: PHI Press.
Park, Duk-Soo (1990), Lexicon and Syntax in Korean Phonology, Seoul: Hanshin Publishing Co.
Whitman, John. 2008. Inquiries into Korean Linguistics III. Seoul: HankookMunhwasa.
Lee, Hae-Young (2005), HangukeoHakseupjaeuiJoonganEoneoYeongu, Seoul: Communication Books.
Kim, Joong-Seop( 2005), HangukeoKyoyukeuiEhae, Seoul: HangukMunhwasa

Course No. : KR 402
Course Title: Translation and Interpretation 1
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course introduces the fundamentals of translation in the Monsoon semester and deals with interpretation in the Winter semester. It covers exercises in translation from English to Korean and vice-versa of texts on varied topics. The objective is to equip students with translation skills besides sensitising them to the general problems involved in translating texts of various kinds.
Evaluation: Sessional: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Course Material
Selected articles from:
Newspapers and journals of current interest; Scientific journals; Internet sources

Course No. : KR 403
Course Title: Trends and Themes in Literature 1
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course introduces students to genres of Korean fiction, drama & poetry. The course first examines the historical development of Korean literature before exposing the students to representative works that could include some important works of Korean writers of different periods. Students are exposed to Korean cultural nuances and gain experience in reading, analyzing and interpreting Korean literature.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some Teaching Material:
Lee, Peter, H. ed. 2003. A History of Korean Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Woo, Han Yong. 2003. Korean ancient literature. Seoul: Jipmoondang,
Selection of Korean short stories; Extracts from literary texts.

Course No. : KR 404
Course Title: Social and Culture Heritage of Korea
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: In this course, students are exposed to social and cultural heritage of Korea in terms of intangible concepts and thoughts of relevance that have been coming down since ancient times and shaping the Korean society. It could include an understanding of cultural symbols prevalent in Korean society, the philosophical thoughts of Taoism, Shamanism, Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, the concept of collectivism, the Bone Rank system and the philosophy of Yulgok and Toegye etc.
The students are encouraged to actively participate in class discussions and draw parallels between Korean & Indian thought, philosophy and practices.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some Suggested Readings:
Shin Young-Ha, Social history of Korea
Shin, Gyegyun. 1999. Korean Life. Seoul: Korean Textbook Co..
Korean Culture & Information Service. 1995. Guide to Korean Culture. Seoul: KCIS.
A Text Book of Korean Culture by VyjayantiRaghavan, J.M. Kim &Ravikesh, New Delhi: Manak Publishers

M.A. 1st year (Winter Semester)
 
Course No: KR 405

Course Title: Comparative and Contrastive Linguistics
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is an extension of Course No. EL401K and deals with the comparative study of languages with respect to language typology, comparative grammar and contrastive linguistics with examples from Korean, Hindi and/or English. Standard language forms and their variations will also be discussed. Students are encouraged to draw parallels between Korean and their mother-tongue and discuss these in class.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some Suggested Readings:
Jung, Eun E. 2005. Contrastive Linguistics. Incheon: Inha Uni. Press.
Whitman, John. 2008. Inquiries into Korean Linguistics III. Seoul: HankookMunhwasa.
Park, Duk-Soo (1990), Lexicon and Syntax in Korean Phonology, Seoul: Hanshin Publishing Co.
Noh, DaeKyu. 1988. Introduction to Korean linguistics. Seoul: Jeongeumsa Press.
Sohn, Ho-Min. ----.The Korean Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Kim, Seok Gun. 2004. Introduction to linguistics. Daeku: Kyungsang Uni. Press.
Jindal, D. V. 2007. An Introduction to Linguistics. New Delhi: PHI Press.

Course No: KR 406
Course Title: Translation and Interpretation 2
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is a continuation of EL402K and it introduces the fundamentals of interpretation. It covers exercises in interpretation from English to Korean and vice-versa. The objective is to equip students with interpretation skills besides familiarizing them with the general problems encountered while interpreting. Students practice interpretation from Korean into English and vice-versa on social, cultural, economic and political issues of current interests.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Course Material:
Materials ranging from day-to-day conversation to speeches of leaders; Television news reports; Radio discussions.

Course No: KR 407
Course Title: Advanced Language Studies
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is taught as an extension of the course EL 403K, wherein the students are exposed to more genres of Korean fiction, drama & poetry. The aim of the course is to develop and strengthen the analytical faculty of the students by providing them with a deeper insight into modern Korean literature through the study of poetry, short stories and/or larger works of literature. These are selected either on the basis of a particular genre, theme or author.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Korean short stories, extracts selected from Literature.
Yonsei University Press: Korean 5 & Korean 6
A Text Book of Korean Culture by VyjayantiRaghavan, J.M. Kim &Ravikesh, New Delhi: Manak Publishers

Course No: KR 408
Course Title: Social and Cultural Heritage of Korea
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is an extension of El 404 K. In this course, the students are exposed to some of the tangible cultural products, art forms and historical sites of Korea like theTripitaka Koreana, Korean pottery, furniture, paintings etc, cultural heritage sites like the Bulguksa, Seokkuram Temple, the Deoksu and Kyungbok Palace, the Secret Gardens etc.
The students are encouraged to make group presentations based on art forms of Korean music, dance, drama, fine art, pottery, traditional furniture, architecture etc. The objective is to discover the nature of Korean aesthetics and understand its cultural heritage.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some Suggested Readings:
Academy of Korean Studies. 2005. Exploring Korean History through World Heritage. Seoul: AKS.
Shin, Gyegyun. 1999. Korean Life. Seoul: Korean Textbook Co..
Korean Culture & Information Service. 1995. Guide to Korean Culture. Seoul: KCIS.

MA 2nd Year (Monsoon Semester)

Course No. : KR 501
Course Title: Stylistics of Textual Analysis
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is intended for M.A. II year students who have acquired an advanced level of Korean language. The course examines the essential techniques of literary stylistics and uses literary texts to illustrate and explain a variety of Korean language structures. The course aims to develop the skills to interpret and evaluate the content of a variety of literary texts in Korean. Composition strategies of students will also be expanded.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some Teaching material:
Excerpts from a variety of Contemporary Korean Literary texts
Yonsei University Press: Korean – 6

Course No. : KR 502
Course Title: Translation and Interpretation
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course introduces history of translation, types of translation and theories of translation. Students are exposed to equivalence and cultural terms. They are sensitized to effects of literary translation. The students also practice translation of various kinds of texts and documents, including business document in print, fax, and e-mail form.
Evaluation: Sessional: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some Suggested Readings:
Talgeri, Pramod ed. 1988, Literature in Translation, New Delhi, Pearl offset Press.
Gupta, R. S, ed. 1999, Literary Translation, New Delhi, Creative Books.
Choi, Okhee - Linguistic, Cultural Equivalence in Korean English Translation, Ph.D. thesis, Dongkuk University.

Course No. : KR 503
Course Title: Trends and Themes in Literature
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course spreads over two semesters and during the course of the year the focus is on contemporary Korean literature. It begins with introduction to literary genres in the 20th century. The students are exposed to various forms of contemporary literary traditions including poetry. The forms covered could include symbolism, romanticism, poetry of resistance, imagism etc
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some suggested Readings:
Lee, Peter, H. ed. 2003. A History of Korean Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Woo, Han Yong. 2003. Korean ancient literature, Seoul, Jipmoondang,
Korean short stories, Seoul, Hyewon Press.
Extracts from literature and current affairs.

Course No. : KR 504
Course Title: Analysis of Current Affairs
Course Credits 4
Course Content: The objective of this course is to develop their critical analytical skills in Korean language. Exercises involve practical analysis of material and articles dealing with current issues related to Korea. Texts related to economic, social, and political issues of contemporary Korea are read, analysed and discussed. Besides written examination, grading will also be based on active class discussion and participation.
Evaluation: Sessional: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Course Material:
Articles from Korean Newspapers and Journals.

M.A. 2nd year (Winter Semester)

Course No. : KR 505
Course Title: Didactics on Korean Studies
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: The course focuses on language learning and technology; and language learning and linguistics. In this course the students will get an overview of the important aspects in the field of Korean Language Education. The evolution of different teaching methodologies is also studied. The course also exposes students to Korean proverbs, their literal and figurative meanings.
Evaluation: Sessional: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Suggested Teaching Material:
Choi, Gil-Si, (1998) WeigukineuluihanHangukeoKyoyukeuishilche (The State of Korean language Education for Foreigners), Seoul: Taehaksa

Course No. : KR 506
Course Title: Translation and Interpretation
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is an extension of Course EL 502K and it provides practice to students to interpret texts or speeches from Korean to English and vice versa on subjects ranging from economy, politics, art, culture and other real life situations. The objective is to equip them with specialized terminologies on various subjects and provide them training in interpretation.
Evaluation: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Teaching material: Extensive use of texts, internet, audio-video sources.

Course No. : KR 507
Course Title: Dissertation
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: The objective of this course is to train the students in the art of research work. During this semester the students select a topic of their choice, pertaining to Korea (society, culture, literature, language and linguists, arts and popular culture etc.), and then work towards a short dissertation on it. They are guided in collecting material, reading and analyzing it and then presenting it in a logical order in the form of a dissertation. They are introduced to research methodology. They are also taught the technique of referencing and footnoting their sources.

Course No. : KR 508
Course Title: Trends and Themes in Literature
Course Credits: 4
Course Content: This course is an extension of the Course EL 503K. The focus is on Contemporary Korean Literature. The units covered this course could include development of fiction under Japanese rule, post-war literature, literature of partition etc.
Evaluation: Sessional: Performance in two Sessional Tests out of three (25%), class performance (25%), End Semester examination (50%)
Some suggested Readings: Lee, Peter, H. ed. 2003, A History of Korean Literature, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Woo, Han Yong. 2003, Korean ancient literature,Seoul, Jipmoondang,
Korean short stories, Seoul, Hyewon Press.
Extracts from Literature and current affairs.