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

NOTE: Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced language course offered by the department may substitute for literature/culture courses in their area of concentration. Please contact language coordinators to schedule a placement test.  

Option 1: Language Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 3 to 4 language courses above the elementary level
  • 2 of the language courses must be at the 300 level
  • 1 to 2 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above*

Option 2: Literature Track Requirement: 5 Courses

  • 2 language courses above the elementary level
  • 1 to 2 Korean literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above*
  • 1 to 2 non-Korean AMES literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above*

* NOTE: only courses taken in one of Duke campuses could be counted towards the literature/culture requirement

 

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