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Minor in East Asian Studies, Korea Subplan

As of September 1, 2016, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures will offer a new undergraduate program: the minor in East Asian Studies, Korea Subplan. The "Korea Subplan" minor has been designed to give students majoring in other departments an opportunity to gain a substantial introduction to the Korean language, as well as an introduction to the culture and civilization of East Asia.

Minor in East Asian Studies, Korea Subplan

The minors consist of a minimum of 20 units from the following requirements (see below). All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a GPA of 2.0 or better. Consult with the department to potentially count one of the BOSP courses taught by a Stanford home campus faculty member toward the minor:

  1. Proficiency of the modern Korean language, at the second year level: Students complete two years of modern Korean. Those who already have a competence at the second-year level may fulfill the language component of the minor by taking three courses in the department using materials in Korean. These courses may be language courses such as the third-year sequence mentioned above, the fourth-year language sequence, or they may be advanced literature and linguistics courses, depending on the capabilities and interests of the student.
  2. Gateway courses: Complete two gateway courses offered by the EALC department; students make take courses from the “East Asian Gateway Course Cluster” and/or the “Gateway Course Cluster for Korea Subplan." At least one of the two gateway courses chosen must be taught by a member in the EALC department. List of Approved Gateway Courses.
  3. Additional content courses:Three courses selected from among the department's other offerings in the literature, film, and popular culture. Up to one course can be approved from outside the department with the Director of Undergraduate Studies's approval.

​For questions or inquiries regarding the minor, please contact our department student services officer, Ai Tran (