Department of Dutch
Course Descriptions

Introduction to Dutch Studies (1), (2)
A foundational introductory course on Dutch politics, economy, society, history, and institutions targeted toward students with concentrations in Dutch.

Elementary Dutch Readings & Grammar (1), (2)

Lays a foundation for learning Dutch by providing beginners an overview of the general linguistic nature, history, and grammatical characteristics of Dutch through integrated instruction of basic grammar, vocabulary, and conversation.

Elementary Dutch Language Lab (1), (2)

Exposes the students to the basic rhythm of the Dutch language through audio-visual material. Consists of accurate pronunciation and intonation practices through repetition and correction to enhance verbal competency and to increase confidence in Dutch.

Elementary Dutch Conversation & Composition (1), (2)
Taught by native Dutch speakers, using educational texts made for non-native learners. Develops basic conversational skills through repeated dialogue with and correction by the instructor. Cultivates basic but versatile writing skills through instruction of basic sentence types and usage.

Intermediate Dutch Readings (1), (2)
Helps students with elementary-level sentence knowledge to learn slightly more refined sentences and vocabulary through readings of simple Dutch essays or journals.

Intermediate Dutch Grammar (1), (2)
Enhances understanding of the Dutch language by learning the form and structure of word and sentence elements, its pronunciation, intonation, accent, and other fundamental linguistic attributes.

Intermediate Dutch Language Lab (1), (2)
Based on syntactic knowledge and conversation skills learned during the freshman year, the course focuses on improving listening and conversation skills through repeated pronunciation and intonation practice based on audio-visual materials and the instructor’s corrections.

Intermediate Dutch Composition (1), (2)

Develops basic self-expression in Dutch through translation practice of simple and general Korean into Dutch.

Intermediate Dutch Conversation (1), (2)
Enhances the ability to communicate in Dutch through repeated practice and freestyle conversation with native Dutch professors on selected topics.

Advanced Dutch Conversation & Composition (1), (2)
Targets students who have completed the Intermediate Dutch Conversation and Composition course. Consists of intensive class sessions with native Dutch professors to increase their level of refinement of speaking and writing.

History of Dutch Literature (1), (2)

Focuses on understanding the overall nature and trend of Dutch literature by providing an overview of its historical background and development process. Examines the formation and characteristics of Dutch literature in its historical context.

Dutch Literary Works (1), (2)
Expands the breadth of understanding of Dutch literary works by reading selected writers synonymous with Dutch literature.

Introduction to Dutch Linguistics (1), (2)

The course is a structural overview of the Dutch language, consisting of basic linguistic theory pertaining to its phonology, morphology, syntax, and word formation.

Seminar on Dutch Linguistics

Consists of seminar-type lectures on various linguistic themes related to Dutch language.

Dutch Politics (1), (2)

A seminar-type course dealing with the development process of Dutch parliamentary government, party history, and political institutions. Includes lectures regarding political institutions of the Benelux countries.

History of the Benelux (1), (2)

Focuses on gaining a deeper understanding of the present state of Dutch-speaking regions through historical examination of the Netherlands and Belgium.

FLEX Dutch
Offered in two semesters for students to prepare for a foreign language certification examination which they need to pass as a graduation requirement. Students should select and complete one of the two semesters.

Dutch Phonetics & Phonology
A comparative study of the phonetics and phonology of Dutch and other West Germanic languages.

Area Studies to South Africa

Focuses on gaining a better understanding of South Africa through interdisciplinary study of this former Dutch colony.

History of Dutch Literary Thoughts
Examines Dutch literature by different literary periods and schools of thought for an increased and a broader understanding of Dutch literary development.

History of Dutch Culture
Enhances cultural understanding of the Netherlands and Belgium through introductory lectures on their art history-primarily architecture and painting-and seminar-type lectures regarding general Dutch culture.

Dutch Poetry
Studies various Dutch literary genres by major writers, period, and literary thought.

History of Dutch Language
A historical overview of the Dutch language. Traces the origin of Dutch and its linguistic relationship with other language families. Studies its Indo-European roots and its subsequent development to West German, ancient Dutch, 17th century Dutch, and modern Dutch. Compares it with other West Germanic languages in terms of their phonological, morphological, syntactical, and lexical development for a better understanding of the linguistic characteristics of Dutch.

Economics History of the Low Countries(1),(2)

Focuses on gaining an in-depth understanding of the economics of the Low Countries. Studies the economic development history of the Benelux countries in seminar-style lectures and examines the impact of the Benelux countries on European integration.

Literary Works in Africans
Focuses on regional study of South Africa through examination of literary works written in Africans. Compares South African literature with contemporary Dutch literature for a better understanding.

European Integration & Benelux (1), (2)

Studies the present and future of the integration movement in Europe through examination of the Benelux countries’ European policies, which served as a model for European integration.

Dutch Novels
Focuses on the development of Dutch novels through readings of classic Dutch novelists.

Dutch Syntax
Enhances understanding of the Dutch language through a comparative study of Dutch and West Germanic languages.

Dutch Morphology
A comparative study of the structure and morphological characteristics of Dutch and West Germanic languages.

Seminar on Dutch History
Offered for students who have studied comprehensive Dutch history. Focuses on gaining a more accurate historical knowledge and perspective through self-directed research and presentations on important events in Dutch history.

Dutch Drama

Through the study of the most well known Dutch plays, the course seeks to expand understanding of Dutch drama, which constitutes the most important genre of Dutch literature.