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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Korean Studies

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)

The Korean Studies Minor will provide students with a basic knowledge of Korea and its language and culture. Five 3-credit courses are required, and three of the five must be at the 300-level (or above). This minor is open to both heritage and non-heritage students alike. Those interested should contact the faculty in the Korean Language Program for advising. 

15 credits are required for the minor:

A. Korean language and language-related courses:

Two 3-credit courses devoted specifically to Korean language or language-related studies. Both must be at the second-year level or above. Courses that fit this description include the following:

KORA201   Intermediate Korean I
KORA202   Intermediate Korean II
KORA211   Introductory Reading for Speakers of Korean I
KORA212   Introductory Reading for Speakers of Korean II
KORA241   History of the Korean Language
KORA242   Introduction to Korean Linguistics
KORA311   Korean for Heritage Speakers, Advanced-Low I
KORA312   Korean for Heritage Speakers, Advanced-Low II
KORA345   Korean Language and Linguistics

B. Korea-related courses:

Three 3-credit courses in Korea-related studies from fields such as history, sociology, and art history. At least one of these courses must have broad East Asian content to provide breadth to the minor. (Examples of such East Asian courses are marked with an asterisk.)

HIST319N*   Korean History
SOCY398K   Contemporary South Korean Society
HIST284*    East Asian Civilization I
HIST285*   East Asian Civilization II
HIST319C*   Asian Age in World History
EALL300*    The Languages of East Asia
GVPT359C*   Politics of Japan and Northeast Asia
ARTH 290*   Art of Asia
  • Other Korea-related courses may be used to satisfy the requirements, subject to the approval of the Korean Program advisor.
  • Three of the five required courses must be at the 300-level or above.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • No more than six credits can overlap with the major, and no more than six credits can come from off-campus (study abroad, transfer, etc.).

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to:  www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors

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