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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Outcomes

This beginning course will help you build language skills - speaking, hearing, reading, and writing - at a basic level and broaden your understanding of Korean culture. By the end of this course you should be able to

Course Materials

To successfully complete this course you will need the following:

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Course Organization

Lessons

This course consists of eight lessons and a final exam. At the end of each lesson, you will be required to submit a Speedback assignment and participate in a speaking appointment. These assignments will be graded and will help you prepare for the final exam. The following sections explain in more detail other parts of the course.

Course Orientation

This course also includes a course orientation video. We recommend you watch the orientation before continuing in the course.

Other Resources

There is a course discussion board at the end of the course, as well as a course wiki. The discussion board is designed for students to connect, discuss course-related matters, and share ideas with each other. The wiki is designed for the instructor to post information that may provide enrichment or to post relevant information for the course.

Note: You may refer to your notes to complete your speaking assignments and writing assignments; however, you may not use a translation device of any kind for your written assignments. The Speedbacks, the review assignment, and the final exam are closed book and closed notes.

Technical Considerations

This course functions best in a web browser other than Internet Explorer. If you only have Internet Explorer, you can download other browsers for free online (e.g., Firefox, Safari, etc.).

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Assignments

Vocabulary Quizzes

There are vocabulary quizzes in each lesson, intended to help you review the material covered in that lesson. Vocabulary quizzes are designed to be taken up to 3 times. If you find that you do not know or are not certain about an answer, go back to the lesson material and reread the section pertaining to that question. Vocabulary quizzes account for 5 percent of your final grade.

Speedback Assignments

There are eight Speedback assignments throughout the course. These assignments are submitted electronically, with the grade immediately revealed. Incorrect answers will be noted, and an explanation of why the student answer was incorrect will be included. Questions will be based off of the Vocabulary Quizzes and the readings. Speedbacks account for 20 percent of your final grade.

Speaking Appointments and Conversation Café

A required speaking appointment is part of every lesson, for a total of eight appointments. Speaking appointments are like mini oral exams, where students present a prepared oral assignment to the TA and receive feedback at the end of the presentation. Some assignments will require you to have dialogue with a peer or the TA. A grade will be posted within 24 hours of the appointment. Your lowest score from all your appointments can be dropped. Speaking appointments consist of 15 percent of the final grade.

Note: It is highly recommended that you come to the Conversation Café before your speaking appointment.

Conversation Cafés are live online conversation practice sessions, moderated by a TA, or the instructor to model higher level speaking skills, answer questions, and help with pronunciation. You should use the café to find a partner with whom to complete collaborative assignments, as well as to practice for speaking appointments and to practice speaking in general. It is not necessary to schedule an appointment to attend the café. It is required to attend the café at least once per lesson. You are given full points if you attend once per lesson and zero points if you do not. You need to spend 10-20 minutes in the café. Attendence at the café is worth 5 percent of your final grade.

Writing Assignments

You will be required to complete sixteen writing assignment sets from the workbook throughout the course. These should be uploaded in the assignment page and will be graded by the instructor or TA. Graded assignments will be returned with comments. These assignments count toward 10 percent of your final grade.

Mid-course Reviews

You will be required to complete and submit 2 mid-course reviews. They are located after lesson 4 and lesson 8 respectively. You will need to download the PDF provided, complete the fill-in-the-blank questions, then upload your review in your course. These will be graded by your instructor and will account for 20 percent of your final grade.

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Exams

The final exam is a proctored test that will cover the same material found in your Speedbacks, vocabulary quizzes, and written assignments. There is no time limit. If you study the course material, the assignments, and the final exam preparation section in your manual, you should be adequately prepared for the test.

Due to the nature of this course's learning outcomes, the exams are only available in a paper format. Please plan for shipping time.

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Grading

This is how your final grade for the course will be divided:

Categories

Percent of Grade

Vocabulary Quiz

5%

Conversation Café Participation

5%

Speedback Assignments

20%

Workbook/writing assignment sets

10%

Speaking Appointments

15%

Mid-course Reviews

20%

Final Exam

25%

 

Grading Scale
A 100–94% C 76–74%
A− 93–90% C− 73–70%
B+ 89–87% D+ 69–67%
B 86–84% D 66–64%
B− 83–80% D− 63–60%
C+ 79–77% E (Fail) 59% or below

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.

Assignments

8 Speedback assignments, 8 speaking appointments, 16 writing assignments, 8 Vocabulary Quizzes (may be taken up to 3 times), 8 Conversation Café instances, and 2 mid-course reviews. With the exception of vocabulary quizzes, no resubmissions on graded work. On speaking appointments, the lowest score may be dropped.

Exams

1 proctored exam (multiple-choice and free-response questions), may not retake, must pass to earn credit for the course.

Course Duration

Getting Help

Please use the help menu in this course to contact Independent Study or your instructor. You can find a list of free tutors available to BYU Independent Study students on the Free Tutoring Services website.

Note: The Harold B. Lee Library website provides a number of online resources and librarians are available via phone, chat, and email to answer questions about library-related issues.

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

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