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

Policies

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 three courses in Korean from the following:9
Business Korean
Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture
Advanced Korean Language and Culture
Special Topics in Advanced Korean Reading
Transformation of Language and Culture in North and South Korea
Advanced Korean Writing
Special Topics in Translation of Korean
Korean Cultural Studies
Select one course in English from the following:3
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
Total Credits12

Electives

The elective requirement (6 credits) can be met with one of the following options:
Option 1
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)
Option 2
One KORE course in English selected from the following:3
Modern Korean Literature in Translation (Mason Core)
Korean Popular Culture in a Global World
One course outside the department selected from the following:3
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)