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Korean Area

한국어

Korean Faculty

Dr. Kyung-Eun Yoon, Coordinator, Advisor of Korean
Prof. Yeon Krippes
Prof. Hyun Jung Lee
Prof. Hye Jeoung Rupp

You can major in the Korean studies through the MLLI option of the Language and Cultural Studies – Korean focusWe also offer a minor and a certificate in Korean studies.  In addition, upper-level Korean courses may be used as the secondary language to complete the Two-Language major option, or in conjunction with the Language and Cultural Studies option.
Major in Language and Cultural Studies Track – Korean Focus (39 credits)

•  12 credits: MLL/LING/ENGL 190, MLL/LING/ENGL 191, MLL/LING 230, MLL 301 (Note: All core courses must be taken at UMBC)
•  12 credits: Four upper level Korean language courses:

•  KORE 301 — Advanced Korean I  [3 cr.]
•  KORE 302 — Advanced Korean II [3 cr.]
•  KORE 309  — Business Korean    [3 cr.]
•   KORE 310 — Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context [3 cr.]

•   15 credits in MLL electives:

•  MLL 311    — Introduction to Korean Culture [3 cr.]
•  MLL 315    — Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films [3 cr.]
•  Three more MLL, LING, and/or modern language courses. Up to two courses relevant to the Korean studies may be applied with the approval of the Korean advisor. Nine or more of the 15 electives should be upper level credits.

Minor in Korean Language and Culture (18 credits)

•  3 credits: one MLL core course: MLL/LING/ENGL 190, MLL/LING/ENGL 191, MLL/LING 230, MLL 301 (Note: All core courses must be taken at UMBC)
•  6 credits: Two upper level Korean language courses:

•  KORE 301  — Advanced Korean I  [3 cr.]
•  KORE 302  — Advanced Korean II  [3 cr.]
•  KORE 309  — Business Korean [3 cr.]

•   9 credits in KORE or MLL electives:

•  KORE 309 — Business Korean [3 cr.]  (cannot be used as both language and elective)
•  KORE 310 — Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context [3 cr.]
•  MLL 311    — Introduction to Korean Culture [3 cr.]
•  MLL 315    — Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films [3 cr.]
•  An MLL topics course (or course in another discipline) relevant to Korean language and culture may be applied with the approval of the Korean advisor.

Certificate in Korean Studies (17 credits)

Certificate required courses:

•  KORE 201 — Intermediate Korean I  [4 cr.]
•  KORE 202 — Intermediate Korean II   [4 cr.]
•  KORE 301 — Advanced Korean I   [3 cr.]

Certificate electives (choose two):

•  KORE 302 — Advanced Korean II  [3 cr.]
•  KORE 309 — Business Korean  [3 cr.]
•  KORE 310 — Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context  [3 cr.]
•  MLL 311    — Introduction to Korean Culture  
[3 cr.]
•  MLL 315    — Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films  [3 cr.]

Note: All courses in fulfillment of the Certificate in Language Studies must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher.


For further information about the MLLI Korean program, please contact Korean area coordinator Dr. Kyung-Eun Yoon