Why Study Korean?

The vibrant popular culture and the remarkable economic success of modern Korea have attracted the interest and attention of the world. In fact, Korea has been playing a vital role in East Asian history for many millennia, as measured both by the richness of its own indigenous traditions and institutions and by its cultural interactions with China and Japan. Thus, an understanding of Korean history and culture is not only important in and of itself; it is also central to fully understanding the larger world of East Asia.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University St. Louis offers an Undergraduate Minor in Korean Language and Culture.  See Courses.

August 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

EALC Graduate Student Orientation

Busch 18 and 14

EALC welcomes incoming PhD and MA students to our annual lunch with EALC faculty and graduate students.  Lunch begins at 12pm in Busch 18.  Orientation follows at 1pm in Busch 14.