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The Minor in East Asian Studies

 

Dr. Bahk
Dr. Juan Bahk of the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department teaches Korean.

Objectives
The minor in East Asian Studies provides well-qualified upperclassmen the opportunity to develop a secondary field of expertise in a discipline of vital national interest.

Structure of the Minor
Fifteen credit hours, of which six hours are in language:
Either

  • CHIN 101/102, Intensive Introduction to Chinese I and II,
  • JAPN 101/102, Intensive Introduction to Japanese I  and II, or
  • KORE 101/102, Intensive Introduction to Korean I and II;

at least three hours in history, chosen from:

  • HIST 357, History of Premodern China,
  • HIST 358, History of Modern China,
  • HIST 359, Silk Roads and Nomadic Empires,
  • HIST 360, History of Japan;

and at least three hours in political science, chosen from:

  • PSCI 337, East Asian Affairs,
  • PSCI 338, Southeast Asian Affairs, and
  • PSCI 433, Topics in International Politics: Northeast Asian Affairs;

and a three-hour elective from either history or political science, chosen from the courses listed above. 

The intensive language course 101/102, taken consecutively in the same semester, will be offered at the discretion of the Modern Languages Department according to student demand.  

Prerequisite
Because Chinese is the only Asian language offered through 202 at The Citadel, registrants for Japanese and Korean
(Category IV languages by the Defense Language Institute's scale of hours required for mastery), must have completed the core requirement in French, German, Spanish (Category II languages) or Chinese.

Competencies, Knowledge or Skills to Be Achieved in the Language Courses:
The intensive-introduction sequences develop basic practical communication through standard cognitive-code methodology.  Daily study and practice of phonetics, orthography, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, idiom, and culture cultivate the four skills critical to foreign-language mastery: aural comprehension, oral expression, reading comprehension, and composition.  By the end of the course the diligent student will be able to converse intelligibly in general social situations, recognize and reproduce the phonetic alphabets and most-used characters of the pictographic writing systems, comprehe
nd the gist of simple texts with the aid of a dictionary, and write brief summaries of those texts.

CHIN 101/102 Intensive Introduction to Chinese I and II
Six Credit Hours

Development of basic practical communication.  Daily study and practice of phonetics, orthography, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, idiom.  Students will learn to transcribe in Pinyin and pronounce all syllables of the phonetic system of Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin in Beijing dialect) and to recognize and write ca. 500 characters.

JAPN 101/102 Intensive Introduction to Japanese I and II
Six Credit Hours
Prerequisite: CHIN, FREN, GERM OR SPAN 202

Development of  basic practical communication.  Daily study and practice of phonetics, orthography, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, idiom.  Students will learn to pronounce, read, and write the two syllabaries (Hirgana and Katakana) and ca 200 Chinese characters (Kanji).

KORE 101/102 Intensive Introduction to Korean I and II
Six Credit Hours
Prerequisite: CHIN, FREN, GERM OR SPAN 202

Development of  basic practical communication through standard cognitive-code methodology.  Daily study and practice of phonetics, orthography, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, idiom.  Students will learn to pronounce, read, and write the Hangul phonetic alphabet.

Note: Students may also apply Chinese, Japanese and Korean credits to their core-curriculum language requirement provided they complete through the equivalent of 202 of the language in question.

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