Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Korean

The Minor in Korean, which is administered by the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, equips students with linguistic proficiency in the Korean language and cultural literacy about Korea and its place in the world. Students gain global cultural understanding, develop communication skills, and think analytically. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs, internships, student-centered organizations, and experiential learning opportunities through which they can practice the language and deepen their cultural understanding.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the department.

Requirements for the Minor in Korean

Students must complete a minimum of 17 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (11 credits):
KOR 201 Intermediate Korean I 4
KOR 202 Intermediate Korean II 4
KOR 301 Intermediate-High Korean I 3
2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
KOR 291 Intermediate Topics in Korean Studies 1 to 6
KOR 302 Intermediate-High Korean II 3
KOR 401 Advanced Korean I 3
KOR 402 Advanced Korean II 3
KOR 491 Advanced Topics in Korean Studies 1 to 6
Other courses that contain a substantive amount of Korean or Korea-related content may be used for this requirement with approval of the Korean minor advisor.