The minor in Korean studies focuses on the acquisition of Korean linguistic and cultural knowledge from various languages 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. A maximum of 6 credits of KORE courses, conducted in English, can be applied to the minor.

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 four courses in Korean from the following:12
Advanced Korean Language and Culture
Business Korean
Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture
Special Topics in Advanced Korean Reading
Special Topics in Advanced Korean Speaking
Transformation of Language and Culture in North and South Korea
Advanced Korean Writing
Special Topics in Translation of Korean
Korean Cultural Studies
Internship in Korean Studies
Total Credits12


Select two courses from the following:6
Korean Culture and Society
Traditional Korean Literature in Translation
Modern Korean Literature in Translation (Mason Core)
Korean Popular Culture in a Global World
Major North and South Korean Writers
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)
Topics in Global History (Mason Core)
Religions of Asia
Buddhism (Mason Core)