The undergraduate minor in Korean studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., with a minimum of 9 s.h. completed at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

A maximum of 6 s.h. in transfer coursework may be selected in approved study abroad coursework. See "Study Abroad" below for details.

The undergraduate minor in Korean studies includes courses in language, literature and culture. Language courses focus on developing the four communicative skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while upper level courses expand upon these skills and help to foster critical analysis skills through the study of cultural products and phenomenon, including food, religion, gender.

Listed below are the general categories of required coursework; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the minor in Korean studies, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Required courses 9
Additional courses and electives 6
Total Hours 15

Study Abroad

Students may select a maximum of 6 s.h. (one or two courses per year) from courses offered by Ewha Womans University, Korea University, Kyung Hee University, or other universities in South Korea eligible for credit transfer. Consult the Korean program coordinator before undertaking study abroad work.