Korean Minor

Department of Asian Studies


New West 113, CB# 3267

(919) 962-4294

Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Lori Harris, Department Manager


The Department of Asian Studies offers five major concentrations, nine minors, and instruction in Asian and Middle Eastern languages. In addition to the interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies, there are language-focused minors in Arabic, Chinese, modern Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, and Persian.

Department Programs




In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The undergraduate minor in Korean consists of four courses.

Core Requirements
Three courses are language courses beyond KOR 203 (the first semester of Intermediate Korean), chosen from:9
Intermediate Korean II
Advanced Korean I
Advanced Korean II
Modern Korean Literature and Culture
The fourth course must be chosen from among the following courses:3
Introduction to East Asian Art and Architecture
Asian Economic Systems
Colonial East Asia/Postcolonial Japan
History, Memory, and Reality in Contemporary Korea
Education and Social Changes in Contemporary Korea
Korean Diasporas
Total Hours12

Placement credit (PL) may not be used to meet minor requirements.

See program page here for special opportunities.