The Korean program provides two introductory courses that guide the student in his/her first steps on learning the language. In KOR 101 the students will acquire basic knowledge of the grammar, vocabulary, and develop an ability to read, write, and understand simple texts. It is also an introduction to the writing system of the Korean Alphabet (Han Gul), as well as the sound system. Emphasis on oral-aural proficiency and reading-writing skills. Cultural elements of Korea are also introduced. KOR 102 provides students simple and complex sentences with basic grammatical patterns. Emphasizes correct use of basic grammatical patterns and their application in actual life. Students are required to write short essays based on topics from everyday life.