The minor in Korean Studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., with a maximum of 6 s.h. in transfer course work selected from the Ewha International Summer College, the University of Seoul International, or from the summer school courses in Korean offered through a Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) e-school. Prior approval of transfer course work by the Korean language program coordinator is required. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Required Courses

One of these:
KORE:1135Korean Language in Culture and Society3
KORE:1500Asian Humanities: Korea3
Two of these:
KORE:3101Third-Year Korean: First Semester3
KORE:3102Third-Year Korean: Second Semester3
KORE:4000Fourth Year Korean: First Semester3
KORE:4001Fourth Year Korean: Second Semester3


Students proficient through upper-level Korean language courses (more advanced than third-year Korean or with a Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) level of 3 or higher) and who have an approved waiver from the Korean language program coordinator may substitute 6 s.h. of other course work from the list below instead of completing the Korean language requirement. 

Students who do not have a waiver must complete a minimum of 3 s.h. in a related area elective. They can select a course from the list below or consult with the Korean language program coordinator for approval to take a different elective course. 

Students select 6 s.h. from the following (consult Korean language program coordinator for options involving study abroad or waivers).

KORE:1135Korean Language in Culture and Society (if not already taken)3
KORE:1500Asian Humanities: Korea (if not already taken)3
HIST:2607Civilizations of Asia: Korea3
HIST:2687Perspectives on Korea3
HIST:4685Modern Korean History3
Related elective (approval required)3
Study abroad options (see "Study Abroad" below)arr.

Study Abroad

Students may select a maximum of 6 s.h. (one or two courses per year) from courses offered by the Ewha International Summer College or from the University of Seoul International Summer School or a CIC e-school. Consult the Korean language program coordinator before undertaking study abroad work.