Korean Language and Literature

The program equips students with an oral and written proficiency in Korean and an understanding of Korean history, literature and culture through language, literature and film courses. Korean Language and Literature is part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Asian studies, art history, business, fine arts, history, international affairs, religion and women’s studies.

What can I expect to learn in the Korean Language and Literature program at GW?

Students learn to read, write and speak Korean. They not only learn about the Korean way of thinking but also gain the ability to view themselves and others in a broader perspective.

What is the Korean Language and Literature community like at GW?

The Korean program works closely with other East Asian and wider humanities communities within and beyond GW. For example, the annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium Series has provided a forum for intellectual dialogue among the faculty and students of GW and neighboring universities and people from public and private sectors of the greater Washington area.

What can I do in the Korean Language and Literature field?

Careers chosen by our graduates include diplomatic service, international business, intelligence, defense, journalism, graduate studies, law and medicine.