Korean Studies

Description
The concentration in Korean studies aims to train and produce students who are linguistically able and culturally informed. The program consists of two major components. The first is to build students’ language proficiency in Korean in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The second is to offer students a broad range of knowledge of the culture, literature, history, art and religions of Korea. The program will enrich students' perspectives on different cultures and socities at the intellectual level and also equip students with practical knowledge of Korea that will benefit careers in various professions, including academe, government work, international trade, NGOs and translations.

Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate proficiency in the Korean language at the intermediate level. The language requirement can be satisfied by completing the KOR 201 and KOR 202 sequence, one year of study abroad at the intermediate level, or achieving a satisfactory score on a proficiency exam. Language proficiency evaluations will be conducted by Dr. Chan Young Park cypark@asu.edu.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 22 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Korean Studies Core 10 hours*

KOR 101 First-Year Korean I (5) AND  KOR 102 First-Year Korean II (5) (Prerequisite(s): KOR 101)
OR
KOR 201 Second-Year Korean I, G (5) AND KOR 202 Second-Year Korean II, G (5) (Pre-requisites: KOR 102),)(Pre-requisites: KOR 201)

*Course substitutions may be permitted for heritage speakers and other advanced speakers of the Korean language based on their Korean language proficiency level as determined by the Korean Placement Test.

Students must take at least 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the following course list:

KOR 321 Korean Literature and Translation (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only KOR 321 or SLC 321)
KOR 347 Korean Film and Literature, HU (3)
KOR 350 Women of Korea, H (3)
KOR 354 Religious Traditions of Korea, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only KOR 354 or REL 354)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAKOREMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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