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Topical Readings in Korean

Course 2013-2014

Admission requirements

MA Asia Studies students: Korea Studies (120 credits); East Asian Studies (60 credits) – Korea track


Cursory reading of Korean texts on a subject relevant to the thesis topic of the student. In weekly tutorial meetings, students report on their reading assignment, discussing both the intricacies of the text and its content. Where needed, grammatically problematic passages will be analysed in detail and translated.

Course objectives

To familiarize students with the lexicon of their area of specialization and improve their general reading skills by reading a substantial amount of Korean language materials on a single topic.



Mode of instruction

  • Seminar/tutorial (depending on number of students)

Course load

  • Contact hours (2h/week): 13h
  • Preparation time (20h/week): 260h

Assessment method

Continuous assessment of reading assignments



Reading list

To be announced


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Contact fnformation

Dr. K. de Ceuster