Korean Minor

A minor in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies with a Korean concentration is available via two options: the language track and the literature track

Option 1: Language Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 3-4 language courses, 2 of which at the 300 level or above*
  • 1-2 corresponding literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above.

Option 2: Literature Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 2 language courses*
  • 2-3 corresponding literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above. Courses must be taken in AMES.
  • Students may take 1 at large literature/culture course. Courses must be taken in AMES. 

* NOTE: Elementary level courses (100 level ) may not count toward the major or the minor. Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced level offered by the department may substitute  literature/culture courses for language courses.

For additional information, or to schedule a placement test, please contact the Coordinator of the Korean Language Program Professor Hae-Young Kim (haeyoung@duke.edu).

 

Example Course Plan for Students Taking Intermediate-level Korean

The language track
KOREAN 203—Intermediate Korean I
KOREAN 204—Intermediate Korean II
KOREAN 305—Advanced Korean I
KOREAN 306—Advanced Korean II
AMES 272S—Korean Literature in Translation: Local and Global
or any other AMES course on Korean literature/culture

The literature track
KOREAN 203—Intermediate Korean I
KOREAN 204—Intermediate Korean II
AMES 272S—Korean Literature in Translation: Local and Global
AMES 490S—Religion and Culture in Korea
or any other two AMES courses on Korean literature/culture
and
AMES 209—Critical Inter-Asia
or any other AMES course on areas and cultures beyond Korea