Korean  (Minor)

Study Korean, and prepare for today's geopolitics, international security, global marketplace and technological innovation, and connect with the world, and even relate more intimately with your K-pop idols and K-drama stars. The world today demands more people with knowledge of Korean language and culture.

Program Description

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Contact Information

School of International Letters and Cultures | LL 440
silcadvising@asu.edu | 480-965-6281

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

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. 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 minor.

Enrollment Requirements

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

Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Program Contact Information

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