Ik-joong Kang 2011

Welcome to the Penn Korean Language Program website!

The Korean Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania currently offers a complete curriculum in Korean language with 18 classes, covering five full years of Korean language courses. To see all Korean courses offered in Fall 2018, click HERE.

Majoring in Korean Studies (Requirements : 14 c.u.)

  1. Language Requirement: 6 c.u.
  2. EALC003 and Second Gateway Course: 2 c.u.
  3. EALC Seminar 200-level: 1 c.u.
  4. Electives: 4 c.u.

Minoring in Korean Studies (Requirements: 8 c.u.)

  1. *Language Requirement: 4 c.u.
  2. Both basic language courses and advanced courses in literature in the original language count toward this requirement.
  3. EALC 081 (Korean History)
  4. Electives: 3 c.u.
*Students must complete 4 c.u. of Korean  language, usually Elementary Korean I & II (KORN011 & 012) and Intermediate Korean I & II (KORN111 & 112).  The requirement may also be fulfilled by taking two semesters of Korean for Heritage Speakers (KORN131 and 132).  For those students who place out of KORN112 or KORN132, established by qualifying exam or transfer credit, the language requirement is reduced to 2 c.u. taken at PENN so that the total minor requirement for these students is reduced to 6 c.u.  The three electives should be non-language courses pertaining to Korea; however, higher level language and literature courses may be accepted with prior approval.

For more information, click here or visit Korean Studies Website. Please contact Dr. Eugene Park at epa@sas.upenn.edu.

Language Certificate in Korean 

Students may choose to pursue a Language Certificate in Korean in addition to completion of the College’s Foreign Language Requirement. Completion of the certificate will be noted in the student’s transcript at the time of graduation. The minimum criteria for completion of the requirement for a Language Certificate are:

  • Completion of three CUs in advanced-level (200 level and/or beyond) courses taught in Korean
  • Minimum of B+ average in the three courses (the courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis)
  • Subject to departmental approval

Ask your current Korean instructor for more information.

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