The undergraduate minor in Korean studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., with a minimum of 9 s.h. completed at the University of Iowa. 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. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

A maximum of 6 s.h. in transfer coursework may be selected in approved study abroad coursework. See "Study Abroad" below for details.

Required Courses

One of these:
KORE:1135Korean Language and Contemporary Pop Culture3
KORE:3100/LING:3101Introduction to Korean Linguistics3
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

Electives

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 program coordinator may substitute 6 s.h. of other coursework from the list below instead of completing the Korean language requirement.

Students proficient through upper-level Korean language courses 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 program coordinator for approval to take a different elective course.

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

KORE:1135Korean Language and Contemporary Pop Culture (if not already taken)3
KORE:1500Asian Humanities: Korea3
KORE:1670/ASIA:1670/RELS:1670Korea in the World3
KORE:3070Topics in Korean Studies3
KORE:3100/LING:3101Introduction to Korean Linguistics (if not already taken)3
KORE:3200Introduction to Korean-English Translation3
KORE:5102Individual Korean for Advanced Students (with instructor approval)arr.
HIST:1607/ASIA:1607Civilizations of Asia: Korea3-4
HIST:2687/ASIA:2887Perspectives on Korea3
HIST:3685/ASIA:3685Modern Korean History3
Related elective (approval required)3
One or two Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Korean e-school courses (delivered through video conferencing from other Big Ten institutions)
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 Ewha Womans University, Korea University, Kyung Hee University, or other universities in South Korea eligible for credit transfer. Consult the Korean program coordinator before undertaking study abroad work.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Korean Studies, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The undergraduate minor in Korean studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., with a minimum of 9 s.h. completed at the University of Iowa.
Students must maintain a 2.00 GPA in all courses for the minor.
Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.
A maximum of 6 s.h. in transfer coursework may be selected in approved study abroad coursework. Consult the Korean program coordinator before undertaking study abroad work.
 Hours0
First Year
Fall
KORE:1101 First-Year Korean: First Semester a, b 4
 Hours4
Spring
KORE:1102 First-Year Korean: Second Semester a, b 4
 Hours4
Second Year
Fall
KORE:2101 Second-Year Korean: First Semester a, b 4
KORE:3100
Introduction to Korean Linguistics
or Korean Language and Contemporary Pop Culture
3
 Hours7
Spring
KORE:2102 Second-Year Korean: Second Semester a, b 4
 Hours4
Third Year
Fall
Minor: upper-level Korean language course c 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: upper-level Korean language course c 3
 Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
Minor: Korean minor elective d 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: Korean minor elective d 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours31
a
This course is a prerequisite for the required minor courses.
b
Language level placement will be determined by placement exam score and/or oral interview. Students who place into the 5th semester level of the language will begin coursework at that level and will not be required to take semesters 1-4 of the language.
c
Choose from: KORE:3101, KORE:3102, KORE:4000, or KORE:4001.
d
See General Catalog or talk with your advisor for a list of possible course options that can be used to fulfill this requirement.