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.

April 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

EALC Senior Symposium

East Asian Library, January Hall 2nd Floor

EALC prime majors are required to participate in the Senior Symposium.  Seniors present a 3-minute presentation and poster of either the research paper they wrote for their 400-level Capstone course, OR their senior honors thesis.