English Reading & Discussion I

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    English Reading & Discussion I

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    In this course, students will have the opportunity to develop reading skills and to enhance speaking and listening skills in English through interaction with a wide variety of subjects of interest to young adults. Our focus will be on (1) becoming more comfortable reading English in various styles and structures, (2) learning the grammar and vocabulary necessary to allow clarity and precision in academic writing and reading, and (3) developing critical reading and thinking skills.

    Required Textbook
    Book reading: To promote an extensive and in-depth reading and class discussion, students will read one of the books below. On the first and second weeks of the semester, students will decide what to read under the instructor’s guidance.

    • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
    • The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.