Korean Area

한국어

Korean Faculty

Dr. Kyung-Eun Yoon, Coordinator, Advisor of Korean
Prof. Gyewon Jang
Prof. Yeon Krippes
Prof. Jee Youn Park
Prof. Suyeon Kim

Why Learn Korean?
Check the websites for reasons and resources:

https://www.leadwithlanguages.org/lwl-language/korean/
https://www.languageconnectsfoundation.org/connect-with-language/choose-your-language/connect-with-korean

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.  Upper-level Korean courses may be used as the secondary language to complete the Two-Language major option.

 

Major in Language and Cultural Studies Track – Korean Focus (39 credits)

•  12 credits: Choose FOUR MLLI core courses:

  • MLL/LING/ENGL 190
  • MLL/LING/ENGL 191
  • MLL/LING 230
  • MLL 301                    
  • MLL 305     (Note: All core courses must be taken at UMBC)

•  12 credits: ALL FOUR upper level Korean language courses:

•  KORE 301 — Advanced Korean I 
•  KORE 302 — Advanced Korean II
•  KORE 309  — Korean for Professional Purposes
•  KORE 310 — Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context

•   15 credits in MLL electives:

•  KORE 401  — Korean Language, Media, and Popular Culture
•  MLL 311    — Introduction to Korean Culture

•  MLL 315    — Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films
•  Two more MLL, LING, and/or modern language courses. Up to two courses relevant to the Korean studies in other programs 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 of the following MLLI core courses:

  • MLL/LING/ENGL 190
  • MLL/LING/ENGL 191
  • MLL/LING 230
  • MLL 301                         
  • MLL 305  (Note: The core course must be taken at UMBC)

•  6 credits: TWO upper level Korean language courses:

•  KORE 301  — Advanced Korean I
•  KORE 302  — Advanced Korean II
•  KORE 309  — Korean for Professional Purposes

•   9 credits in KORE or MLL electives:

•  KORE 309 — Korean for Professional Purposes (cannot be used as both language and elective)
•  KORE 310 — Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context
•  KORE 401  — Korean Language, Media, and Popular Culture

•  MLL 311    — Introduction to Korean Culture
•  MLL 315    — Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films
•  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 — Korean for Professional Purposes  [3 cr.]
•  KORE 401  — Korean Language, Media, and Popular Culture
•  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