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The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a Minor in Korean which is the perfect compliment to any major and any career. South Korea is one of the leading trading partners with the United States in the Pacific. A minor in Korean opens doors to the Korean communitiy that surrounds Northeastern. Courses are offered at the Beginning and Intermediate Level. Additional courses can be taken in a study abroad program offered by the Office of Inernational Programs.

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Admission to the Program 

  • No prior coursework is required for Korean 101.
  • Contact the instructor (information below) for appropriate placement if you have studied or speak Korean.


Degree Requirements 

The Minor in Korean consists of 21 credit hours, to be selected in consultation with a department advisor. Students must complete at least 9 credits at NEIU. Courses taken at our partner universities in South Korea; Kyung Hee University, Myongji University, and Kookmin University, count as NEIU courses.


KOR 101   Korean I
KOR 102   Korean II
KOR 103   Korean III

Additional courses may be offered as student needs arise.


The Office of International Programs offers semester programs in Korea including the Student Teaching Seminars for undergraduate ESL/EFL majors seeking teacher licensure through the College of Education, and postgraduate English teaching opportunities in Korea.

Careers & Employment 

World language study can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. The ability to speak, read, write and comprehend another language is an asset in todays global workplace. World language majors typically have a variety of career options in both the public and private sectors. Many professionals who deal with the public, including teachers, law enforcement agents, medical personnel, and social service professionals, find that knowledge of a language other than English can be a real benefit. Multi-national corporations increasingly need employees with world language backgrounds to process documents and work as translators. A World Languages  Major or Minor will help you to communicate and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and will also help you to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, to expand your knowledge of global issues, and perhaps ultimately to choose a career. Proficiency in more than one language is a valuable skill that enhances your occupational possibilities which may also give you a competitive edge in today's job market.

Program Contact Information 

For advising about the Korean Minor, please contact;
Paul Schroeder Rodriguez, Chair, Professor of Spanish
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Lech Welesa Hall 2039
(773) 442-4279


Declare a Korean Minor with the Minor Declaration Form.

Keep track of your courses with the Academic Course Record Form.

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