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 (Mason Core)
Special Topics in Korean Linguistics
Special Topics in Translation of Korean
Korean Cultural Studies
Capstone in Korean 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
Korean History before 1876
Modern Korean History
Introduction to Korean Linguistics
Korean Diasporas in a Global World
Survey of Asian Art (Mason Core)
Politics of East Asia
Political Economy of East Asia
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)
Survey of East Asian History (Mason Core)
Introduction to Religions of Asia (Mason Core)
Buddhism (Mason Core)
Korean Philosophy and Religions