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 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 Language - 10 credit hours
Note: Students must choose one two-course sequence from KOR 101, KOR 102, KOR 201, KOR 202, for a total of 10 credit hours. 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.
KOR 101 First-Year Korean I (5)
KOR 102 First-Year Korean II (5) (Prerequisite(s): KOR 101)
KOR 201 Second-Year Korean I, G (5)
KOR 202 Second-Year Korean II, G (5) (Pre-requisites: KOR 102),)(Pre-requisites: KOR 201)
Students must take at least 12 credit hours (4 courses) from the following course list:
KOR 321 Modern Korean Literature (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, ENG 105, or ENG 108 with C or better; 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 Religions of Korea, HU (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, ENG 105, or ENG 108 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only KOR 354 or REL 354)
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