This book is written in English with two main goals in mind : content learning and language improvement. That is, the first goal is to provide students with a systematic knowledge of the fundamental aspects of Korean studies. The second goal is to help students achieve a professional (superior) level of proficiency in Korean language and culture through content based instruction.
HO-MIN SOHN is Professor of Korean linguistics and Director of the Korean Language Flagship Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) and President of the Korean Language Education and Research Center, Inc. which has developed twenty Korean language textbooks.
He is a past chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (1993-2000) and a past director of the Center for Korean Studies (2004-10) at UHM and a past president of both the International Circle of Korean Linguistics (1979-81) and of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (1994-7). His numerous publications include Korean Language in Culture and Society (2006), The Korean Language (1999), Korean: Descriptive Grammar (1994), Linguistic Expeditions (1986), Woleaian- English Dictionary (1976), Woleaian Reference Grammar (1975), and A Ulithian Grammar (1973).
Sang Yee Cheon
Sang Yee Cheon has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is assistant professor of Korean language and linguistics and Flagship undergraduate coordinator at the UHM. Her research interests include acquisition of phonetics/phonology and roles of media materials such as movies and advertisements in Korean language and culture education.
Hee-Jeong Jeong has a Ph.D. in Korean linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is a full-time preceptor of Korean at Harvard University. Her current research interest is in linguistic and cultural studies for advanced learners of Korean.
1. History I: Prehistory to Unified Silla • Ho-min Sohn
2. History II: Koryŏ Dynasty • Ho-min Sohn
3. History III: Chosŏn Dynasty to 1945 • Dong-Kwan Kong
4. History IV: Post-1945 Korea • Hee-Jeong Jeong
5. Religion and Philosophy • Bumyong Choi
6. Education System • Sumi Chang
7. Language • Ho-min Sohn
8. Literature • Inbum Kang
9. Politics and Government • Hyeonju Son
10. Economy • Sunwoo Lee
11. Society • Yeonhee Yoon
12. Family and Gender • Sang Yee Cheon
13. Visual Arts • Eunho Kim
14. Performing Arts • Sang Yee Cheon
15. Science and Technology • Jongwoo Park
16. Food and Sports • Da-jung Son
17. Hallyu • Seung Yeun Oh