A minor in Korean can be selected by students who wish to gain a basic understanding of the language as well as history, culture and literary traditions of Korea.
Please contact the department's undergraduate academic advisor for any questions.


A minimum of 18 credit hours must be taken in Korean language and literature courses, including a total of 13 upper-division credit hours.

All coursework applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better (no pass/fail work may be applied). The GPA for all coursework taken in the minor department must be equal to 2.00 (C) or higher.

Pass/fail work will not apply to the minor. Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credit hours, including 6 upper-division credit hours, of transfer work toward a minor. KREN 1010, KREN 1020 and KREN 2110 do not count toward minor.

Required Courses
KREN 2120Intermediate Korean 25
KREN 3110Advanced Korean 15
KREN 3120Advanced Korean 25
At least one additional 3000-level Korean content course.
Modern Korean Literature in English Translation
Studies in Korean Popular Culture
Total Credit Hours18