The Korean Program opens doors to the diverse aspects of Korean language and culture in relation with the world and helps students prepare their anticipated future of any interrelated endeavors.
The Minor in Korean is collaborative in nature, sparks global awareness that exposes you to a broader range of perspectives, and adds value to your professional portfolio through its cultural and linguistic advancement. This program complements many of Kennesaw State's majors and minors and fulfills its mission to enhance student learning experiences with global understanding because Korean language and culture allows you to achieve a higher level of intercultural competency. With a Korean Minor, you will be able to broaden opportunities in every aspect for yourself and for others.
When can I take a course in Korean?
Course offerings are subject to change, but this is our usual schedule:
KOR 2001 and 2002 fulfill the 6-credit hour lower-level language requirements for the Asian Studies major. Four courses of third-year Korean fulfill the 12-credit hour upper division language requirements for the Asian Studies major.
One course from KOR 1001~2002 fulfills the 3-credit hour requirement for the Asian Studies minor.
Teaching opportunities in Korea
On the EPIK (English Program in Korea) program sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, participants teach English in public schools around Korea.
Korean is the most spoken foreign language, behind Spanish, in Georgia that has extensive ties with Korea and Korean businesses. Many major South Korean companies in electronics, vehicles, machinery, and industrial technologies such as Hyundai Motors, Kia Motors and LG Electronics have plants and branches in the Southeast U.S. and add jobs to local communities. There are over 50 Korean-owned facilities operating in Georgia, employing over 5,000 Georgians, especially in automotive manufacturing. The fast growing Korean community in the metropolitan Atlanta area that is ranked as having the firth largest Korean-American population of any city in the U.S. also needs professionals to engage and communicate with Korean-speaking people in a variety of job-specific situations such as the medical and legal fields.