Korean

Minor in Korean (1129B)

Prerequisite Requirements

  • CAS LK 212 (Fourth-Semester Korean) or LK 216 (Second-Year Korean for Heritage Speakers) or equivalent proficiency.
  • Students interested in the minor who have no prior knowledge or study of Korean are advised to take LK 111 (First-Semester Korean) in their first semester.

Program Requirements

Six 4-credit courses are required, all completed with a grade of C or higher and distributed as follows:

  • Two language courses chosen from CAS LK 311, LK 312, LK 313, LK 316, LK 319, and LK 322 (unless equivalent proficiency is demonstrated, in which case advisor will determine substitute courses)
  • Two Korean literature, culture, or film courses chosen from:
    • CAS LK 250 Introduction to Korean Literature (in English translation)
    • CAS LK 260 Gateway to Asian Culture (in English translation)
    • CAS LK 314 Classical Chinese 1 for Students of East Asia
    • CAS LK 375 Growing Up in Korea (in English translation)
    • CAS LK 383 Korean Cinema (in English translation)
    • CAS LK 470 Topics in Korean Literature and Culture (may be repeated for credit as topics change)
    • CAS LK 480 Readings in Korean Literature
  • Two electives chosen from additional Korean language courses numbered above CAS LK 400 (such as LK 440, LK 441, LK 445, and LK 450) and/or courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Comparative Literature selected from the approved lists:

Korean Courses

  • CAS LK 250 Introduction to Korean Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LK 260 Gateway to Asian Cultures (in English translation)
  • CAS LK 313 Korean through TV Drama
  • CAS LK 316 Tales of Korea
  • CAS LK 319 Korean through Popular Music
  • CAS LK 322 Korean for the Professions
  • CAS LK 383 Korean Cinema (in English translation)
  • CAS LK 440 Korean Conversation and Composition through Media
  • CAS LK 441 Advanced Korean: Issues in Korean Society
  • CAS LK 450 Topics in Advanced Korean
  • CAS LK 470 Topics in Korean Literature and Culture
  • CAS LK 480 Readings in Korean Literature

Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Comparative Literature

  • CAS LC 250 Masterpieces of Classical Chinese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LC 251 Masterpieces of Modern Chinese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LC 284 Introduction to Chinese Women’s Writing (in English translation)
  • CAS LC 285 Topics in Chinese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LC 287 Screening Modern China (in English translation)
  • CAS LC/LJ/LK 314 Classical Chinese 1 for Students of East Asia
  • CAS LC 450 The Chinese Novel
  • CAS LC 470 Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture
  • CAS LJ 250 Masterpieces of Japanese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 251 Modern Japanese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 283 Modern Japanese Culture in Cinema (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 451 Topics in Japanese Literature
  • CAS LJ 480 Japanese Women Writers (in English translation)
  • CAS LJ 481 Topics in Japanese Literature (in English translation)
  • CAS XL 224 Introduction to East Asian Literatures (in English translation)
  • CAS XL 540 Theory and Practice of Literary Translation

* Other East Asian courses outside this list, such as those offered by the departments of the History of Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Music, or Religion, may be selected with advisor’s prior approval.