Asian Languages and Cultures / Undergraduate Study

Korean BA

Learning Outcomes

The Korean major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of written and spoken Korean
  • Broad knowledge of Korean history, literature, thoughts, and religions from the ancient to the modern era
  • Engagement in critical comparisons of historical and other narratives
  • Relation of historical and cultural developments in Korea with other countries in East Asia and beyond
  • Discussion of the scholarly literature about a topic in an area of expertise
  • Analysis of texts, cultural objects, and historical developments based on disciplinary knowledge
  • Conduct research projects using primary and second source materials critically and persuasively

Preparation for the Major

Required: Korean 6 or 6A or 10 or equivalent, and 50 or M60 or Asian 30.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Korean major with 90 or more units must complete as many of the following introductory courses as possible prior to admission to UCLA: two years of Korean and one Korean civilization course.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: Eleven courses as follows: (1) five language courses selected from Korean 100A, 100B, 100C, 101A and 101B and 101C or 101I, 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 104A, 104B, 104C, C105A, C105B, C105C, 106A, 106B, 106C, 107A, 107B, 107C, CM120, 165, 176, 178, (2) one literature course selected from 130A, 130B, 150, or C151, (3) three elective courses on Korea selected from CM127, C149, 154, 155, CM160, 165, 172, 175, 177, 180A, 180B, 180C, 181, 182, 183, 184A, 184B, 185, M186, 187, 191A, 191B, or from items 1 and 2 above not used to fulfill another requirement, and (4) two additional upper-division elective courses within the department but outside Korea.