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KOREAN STUDIES

Korean Studies Major | Korean Studies Minor | Faculty

The Korean Studies program provides students with a solid foundation in Korean language skills and knowledge of Korea’s history, literature, culture and religions. The program is based on the premise that both contemporary and historic understanding of Korea, its interrelations with larger East Asia and its global importance today cannot not be fully grasped without a deep understanding of its language, history, social systems and culture. Hence, the program aims to provide students with not only language training, but also a solid understanding of how Korean societies and people actually functioned and interacted with other cultures in both the premodern and contemporary periods. The wide range of courses is designed to introduce various aspects of Korean Studies and provide students with the knowledge necessary for business, professional or academic endeavors. DAAAS offers a master of arts field, major and minor in Korean Studies. 

The Korean Studies major consists of 11 courses:

Language Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete the following four language courses: KOR 203 Intermediate Korean I; KOR 204 Intermediate Korean II; KOR 305 Advanced Reading and Comprehension I; KOR 306 Advanced Reading and Comprehension II. (Note: KOR 101 Elementary Korean I and KOR 102 Elementary Korean II provide the basic linguistic knowledge and skills required to begin the major, but do not count towards the major.) After consultation and proficiency test assessment administered by Korean Program faculty, students who already demonstrate competence at any of the required levels of the Korean language may waive part or all of the language requirements. Waived Korean language courses will not count toward the major and must be replaced with other Korean Studies courses to bring the total number of courses to eleven.

Elective Courses

Students choose six of the courses listed below (or other approved courses as they become available). Students are also required to successfully complete one course designated as Asian American and Diaspora Studies. 

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Korean Studies Minor

The Korean minor consists of three required language courses and three Korean Studies elective courses. At least three of these six courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. There are three required Korean language courses: KOR 203 (Intermediate Korean I), 204 (Intermediate Korean II) and KOR 305 (Advanced Korean I).

Language Requirements:  KOR 203 (Intermediate Korean I), KOR 204 (Intermediate Korean II) and KOR 305 (Advanced Reading and Composition I) (Note:  KOR 101 Elementary Korean I and KOR 102 Elementary Korean II provide the basic linguistic knowledge and skills required to begin the minor but do not count towards the minor.) After consultation and proficiency test assessment administered by Korean Program faculty, students who demonstrate competence at any of the required levels of the Korean language may waive part or all of the language requirements.  Waived Korean language courses will not count toward the minor and must be replaced with other Korean Studies courses to bring he total number of courses up to six.

 Three Korean Studies Elective Courses from the following list (or others Korean Studies courses as they become available).

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Last Updated: 8/18/14