There are two ways to engage in a systematic study of Korea at the University of Pennsylvania:
- Major in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC), with a concentration in Korea
- Minor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC), with a concentration in Korea
For more information on the EALC major and minor with a concentration in Korea, contact Dr. Linda Chance
. For more information on Korean language study, contact Ms. Haewon Cho
Students enthusiastic about the field of Korean Studies may also be interested in becoming an Undergraduate Fellow. More information on this program can be found here
Course Offerings for Spring 2017:
Korea Content Courses
- EALC-303 (Korea in the Age of Empires, 1864-1945), taught by Eugene Park
- EALC-184/584 (Two Koreas: The Politics of Division), taught by Justine Guichard
- EALC-192/592 (Arts of Korea), taught by Frank Chance
Korean Language Courses
interested in working on Korea-related issues, please click here.
Visiting Affiliate Program
The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies is pleased to provide affiliation to individuals seeking to perform research on a topic related to Korean Studies. For more information, click here.
Penn-Seoul National University Korean Studies Doctoral Student Exchange Program
(Academic Year 2017 – 2018)
For academic year 2017-18, the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies will select one (1) School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) doctoral student for participation in the Penn-Seoul National University Korean studies Ph.D. student exchange. A nominee must be a doctoral student in a humanities or social science field who has completed coursework and is working on a dissertation focused on Korea. Hosted by SNU Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies during the period of affiliation (September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018), the student will pay Penn any tuition or fees that (s)he may owe. The exchange student will be chosen on the basis of the competitively established merit of the proposals in light of resources offered by the partner university. A completed application form and a letter from the academic adviser must be e-mailed to the Kim Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 pm, Friday, February 3, 2017. Nominating chairs and nominees will be notified of the decision by mid-February.
Penn-in-Seoul Program (will not be offered in Summer 2017)
The Penn-in-Seoul program provides Penn undergraduates the opportunity to spend their summer in Seoul, South Korea, one of the most tech savvy and dynamic cities in the world. While in the program, students will enroll in East Asia: Past & Present (History 005) and at least 1 course at Seoul National University and may participate in a 4 week internships at a multinational corporation, a research center or think tank, or a government agency. Although we will make every attempt to match students with an internship provider, placement is not guaranteed. No previous knowledge of Korean is required to participate in the Penn-in-Seoul program, however, being fluent in Korean may be beneficial in the internship placement process.
For information on Penn Summer Abroad programs for Summer 2017, visit http://www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/abroad.