The Korean program aims to develop a high level of proficiency in the major language functions of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and to foster understanding of Korean culture, history, and society. The lower division courses focus on acquisition of the language proficiency and learning of Korean tradition and culture, while the upper division courses focus on analytical investigation of modern history, politics, and society.
Claremont McKenna College does not offer a major in Korean, but students can major in Asian Studies with emphasis on Korea.
General Education Requirements in Korean
KORE 033 CM - Intermediate Korean meets the general education requirement in foreign language. KORE 044 CM - Advanced Korean may not be used to fulfill the foreign literature portion of the general education requirement in the humanities. KORE 100 CM - Readings in Korean Literature and Culture or any other upper division Korean language course will meet this requirement.
Primary Contact: Professor Bassam Frangieh, Department Chair