• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, History, Asian Studies More...
  • Minor code KORS-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Korean Studies minor is intended for students who wish to achieve a solid grounding in the study of Korean history and culture. Its courses analyze developments in Korean history and culture from decidedly different viewpoints and discuss issues related to, for example, social movements, economic mobility, gender imbalance, and popular culture. Knowledge of the Korean language is not required for any of the courses that fall under the Korean Studies minor, but those with at least a working knowledge of the language will be encouraged to apply it in their coursework.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Apply source criticism and document analysis to their analysis in oral and written presentations;

2. Correlate issues in Korean history, society and culture to major socio-cultural phenomena within the region to which it appears to be directly related, or beyond;

3. Engage in discussions of major Korean phenomena on the basis of a solid understanding of the key issues and positions particular to the field of enquiry applied.


Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Asian Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Film
  • Politics
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2040 Modern Korea 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2006 Gender in Korean History 6
ASIA2049 Politics and Society in Contemporary Korea 6
ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia 6
ASIA2080 Korean Film: History, Culture and Society 6
ASIA2088 The Korean War 6
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