Prepare for the 21st-century global marketplace and technological innovation. Today's geopolitics and international security demand more people with knowledge of Korean language and culture. Study Korean, connect with the world and relate more intimately with your K-pop idols and K-drama stars.
The Korean minor program is designed to enrich and deepen students' understanding of Korea by placing special emphasis on obtaining a high level of language proficiency in Korean as well as gaining extensive knowledge of Korean literature, culture, film and linguistics, which are necessary for professional or academic endeavors in areas related to Korea or East Asia.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
A minor enables students to enhance the marketable skills and knowledge they acquire in their major program and to also develop additional competencies. A minor in Korean studies equips students with communication and cultural competency skills, a valuable benefit when they pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military and sociology or marketing.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: None
Other Enrollment Requirements: Students must have completed KOR 202 Second-Year Korean II with a minimum course grade of a "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better or have an equivalent level of Korean language proficiency.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
The minor in Korean consists of 18 upper-division credit hours in the field. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher. At least 12 credit hours must be taken in courses taught by ASU or completed through a study abroad program administered by ASU and officially recognized by the Korean program.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Korean Electives (select four) -- 12 credit hours
- KOR 347: Korean Film and Literature (HU) (3)
- KOR 350: Women of Korea (H) (3)
- KOR 375 / SLC 375: Intercultural Communication in Korea (3)
- KOR 401: Advanced Korean I (3)
- KOR 402: Advanced Korean II (3)
- KOR 415 / SLC 415: Korean Popular Culture (HU & G) (3)
- KOR 457 / SLC 457: Premodern Korea in a Global Context (HU) (3)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.