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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 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 12 hours
Select core courses from the following:
KOR 313 Third-Year Korean I, G (3) (Prerequisites: KOR 202 with a grade of D or better)
KOR 314 Third-Year Korean II, G (3) (Prerequisites: KOR 313 with a grade of D or better)
KOR 347 Korean Film and Literature, HU (3)
KOR 350 Women of Korea, H (3)
REL 354 Religious Traditions of Korea, HU (3) (students with credit for KOR 354 may not enroll in REL 354)
Electives 6 hours
These courses must be from two different departments.
The coordinator of the certificate and concentration program may approve additional courses.
The following is a model of a list of electives:
CHI 494 Special Topics: Print Culture and Book in East Asia (1-4)
HST 303 Studies in Asian History, SB & H (3)
HST 388 Japan, SB & G & H
REL 345 Asian Religious Traditions, HU & G (3)
HST 451 Chinese Cultural History, (HU or SB) & H (3)
HST 452 Chinese Cultural History, SB & G & H (3)
All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.
BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:
A meeting with your academic advisor to:
Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration
- One course meeting general studies MA requirement
- ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
- Minimum 2.00 GPA
Required Courses (12 credit hours):
BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better
BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area
BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better
For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses
For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop
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- 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).
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