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The minor in Korean studies focuses on the acquisition of Korean linguistic and cultural knowledge from various language and interdisciplinary courses.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: KRNS

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

Select three courses in Korean from the following:9
Business Korean
Advanced Korean Language and Culture
Classical Korean Literature
Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture
Select one course in English from the following:3
Modern Korean Literature in Translation (Mason Core)
Korean Popular Culture in a Global World
Total Credits12


Select two courses from outside the department from the following:6
Survey of Asian Art (Mason Core)
Government and Politics of Asia
Political Economy of East Asia
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)
Religions of Asia (Mason Core)
Total Credits6