East Asian Languages and Civilizations: Korean, BA

The undergraduate program in EALC offers language training and courses in the culture, history, literature, and archaeology of East Asia. The graduate program in EALC deals with two major areas, China and Japan (a graduate program in Korean is planned for the future), and all of its programs focus mainly upon language, philology, and the study of civilization and culture. Each provides training for the Ph.D. and A.M. degrees.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.


For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Language Requirements 2
KORN 011Elementary Korean I1
KORN 012Elementary Korean II1
KORN 111Intermediate Korean I1
KORN 112Intermediate Korean II1
KORN 211Advanced Korean I1
KORN 212Advanced Korean II1
Gateway Courses
EALC 001Introduction to Chinese Civilization1
or EALC 002 Introduction to Japanese Civilization
EALC 003Introduction to Korean Civilization1
EALC Seminars
200 Level Seminar1
EALC 303Major Seminar on Korea1
Select four elective courses 34
Total Course Units34


Additional Electives & Thesis

Honors Elective 1
Honors Elective 2
Honors Thesis

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2019 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.