Korean Major

Requirements: 10 Courses

Of the 10 courses (at least 10 credits), 8 must be at the 200 level or above. These courses should be distributed as follows:

Korean Language Courses: 3 to 6 Courses

  • All must be above the elementary level
  • 2 of these must be at the 300 level or above
  • Language courses at the 100 level will not count toward the major

Korean Literature/Culture Courses: 4 to 7 Courses

  • Distribution of courses: at least one course must be at the 100 level, at least one course at the 200-300 level, and at least one course at the 400 level and above  (each course must equal one credit)
  • 3 of these must be taken in AMES
  • Students may count 1-2 AMES courses dealing with other literature and cultures toward their majors. All courses have to be at the 100-level and above

Senior portfolio


Example Course Plan for Students Taking Intermediate-level Korean:

Language Courses
KOREAN 203—Intermediate Korean I
KOREAN 204—Intermediate Korean II
KOREAN 305—Advanced Korean I
KOREAN 306S—Advanced Korean II

Literature and Culture Courses
AMES 378S—Korean Sociolinguistics
AMES 272S—Korean Literature in Translation: Local and Global Connections
AMES 209—Critical Inter-Asia: Rethinking Local and Global Connections
AMES 410S—Trauma and Space in Asia
AMES 376S—Modern Korean Buddhism in the Global Context
AMES 473—Trauma and Passion in Korean Culture
AMES 471—World of Korean Cinema
AMES 490S—Religion and Culture in Korea
ENGLISH 275S—Asian American Literature

Literature and Culture Courses Outside of Concentration
AMES 308S—Bilingualism
AMES 365S—The World of Japanese Pop Culture