BTS, Blackpink, Squid Game, and Parasite. They are successful Korean entertainers or cultural products. The New York Times has said that Korea has become a cultural juggernaut. With the 10th largest economy, Korea is playing a significant role in international political and economic arenas. Thus, there is a high demand for people who are equipped with Korea language ability and cultural understanding.
The Korean Studies Minor is designed to help students understand Korean culture, society, and people as well as provide language training. Upon completion of the program, students should be able to (1) read, write, and speak fluently; (2) understand key concepts of culture and current affairs in the context of history; and (3) apply their cultural knowledge and language ability in their profession.