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수업 이야기 (다음 학기의 수업......)

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July 1, 2015 | 08:19am
Mood: worried

News of the late:

1. Gay marriage has been legalized in the USA! (Also, Obamacare!) I am surprised and incredibly pleased, but also kind of sad. I really do want to get married and start a family - thereby taking advantage of this historical event - but, well... I can't. Because I can't find a halfway decent guy. Hell, I can't even get a date. (angst)

2. My university posted the courses offered next semester on the 강의시간표. I'm, uh, worried? There are three classes offered in my major: Classical Korean Poetry, Modern Korean Novel, and Modern Korean Poets. I definitely want to take Modern Korean Novel, since that's my focus (and it's unlikely it'll be offered again while I'm at HUFS- last time it was offered was Spring of 2011). Ideally I'd take Modern Korean Poets, because I'm also interested in poetry (kind of...) but based on the class syllabus it's a pure student-led discussion class. Which would be awesome- you know, if my speaking skills weren't complete and utter shit. And then there's Classical Korean Poetry, which is probably entirely in hanja (not, shall we say, my strong point) and also an era I'm not super interested in.

The big issue here is that I have no idea what classes I should be taking. There's simply no information available on the website. What if I have to take all 3 classes my first semester? I'd probably die. If at all possible I'd like to do 2 literature classes and a Korean language class (and maybe also a Chinese/Japanese/Russian/French class). I'm going to have to contact the department to see if they can advise me in any way. But I don't want to reveal how awful my Korean skills are. But soon I'll be in class, and it'll be quite obvious then...

3. I was working on a project for class (we're interviewing people regarding societal issues and making a video about it), transcribing peoples' speech when I had a good idea: I need to start transcribing speech on a regular basis. It's a pain in the ass, and extraordinarily frustrating, but it'll help me break down the speech into individual syllables and figure out the meaning from there. I actually think it may help my listening skills quite a bit, if I do it on a regular basis.

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AnnaSerene

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from: annaserene
date: July 1, 2015 11:41am (UTC)
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oh hanja... I can't say I'm a fan.

Transcribing actually sounds like great practice!

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Adam

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from: aodh
date: July 1, 2015 10:29pm (UTC)
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Hanja is awful and horrible. Useful, but horrible. haha

I just have to find the motivation to start transcribing... ugh...

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AnnaSerene

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from: annaserene
date: July 3, 2015 04:59am (UTC)
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having to learn Chinese characters (kanji) was my least favorite part about studying Japanese. it's fascinating and useful of course, but a pain to actually learn & remember...

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