Coursework

Korean Flagship Program coursework is designed to provide students of any major, and without previous experience in Korean, the opportunity to reach a professional proficiency in the language by graduation.

In order to reach this proficiency in a relatively short amount of time, students typically condense four years of Korean language coursework into two academic years and two summers, including an intensive summer study abroad in Seoul, Korea. In their third year, students will participate in advanced, topical Korean language coursework at UW-Madison, followed by the Korean Flagship Overseas Program at Korea University in Seoul.

There are many students, however, that may find they need more time to complete the program. A variety of factors may lead to extended time in the program, including requirements for the student’s particular major(s), the number of credits they take per semester, and extracurricular and work commitments. Conversely, some students with previous Korean language experience may find they need less time in the program to achieve the necessary proficiency levels.

Upon joining the Korean Flagship Program, students will work with their assigned program advisor to build a study plan tailored to their intended course of study. Students without previous Korean language experience will generally begin with one of the following two study plans, which can be adjusted as the student advances through the program as needed.

Sample Five-Year Plan

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Year 1

Academic Year

Courses: ASIALANG 105 (Fall) and ASIALANG 106 (Spring): First Year Korean, 8 credits

Summer Term

Courses: ASIALANG 205 & 206: Intensive Second Year Korean, 8 credits

Year 2

Academic Year

Courses: ASIALANG 305 (Fall) and 306 (Spring): Third Year Korean, 8 credits

Summer Term

Study Abroad: Advanced Intensive Korean Language Program at  Korea University or Yonsei University; equivalent of ASIALANG 405 & 406: Fourth Year Korean, 8 credits

Year 3

Academic Year

Courses: Korean for Professionals, 3 credits; Advanced Topics in Korean Culture and Society, 3 credits

Year 4

Academic Year

Courses: Korean for Academic Purposes, 3 credits;  Korean Across the Curriculum Tutorial, 1 credit

Year 5

Academic Year

Study Abroad: Korean Overseas Flagship Program (KFOP) at Korea University in Seoul, Korea

Includes intensive, advanced Korean language coursework, individual tutoring, direct-enrollment in KU course(s), and a professional internship. Program runs from July-June (11 months).

Korean Flagship Program Domestic Coursework

wdt_ID Course/Programs Fall Spring Summer
10 1st Year Korean EA 105: First Semester Korean (4 credits) EA 106: Second Semester Korean (4 credits)
11 2nd year Korean EA 345: Third Semester Korean (4 credits) EA 346: Fourth Semester Korean (4 credits)
Intensive Second year Korean*
12 3rd year Korean EA 347: Fifth Semester Korean (3 credits)
EA 348: Sixth Semester Korean (3 credits) Intensive Summer Study Abroad options*
13 4th year Korean EA 405: Seventh Semester Korean (3 credits) EA 348: Sixth Semester Korean (3 credits)
14 5th year Korean+ Topics in Korean Language: Korean for Professionals* (3 credits); Topics in Korean Language: Korean for Academic Purposes* (3 credits); Korean Across the Curriculum Tutorial* (1 credit) Advanced Topics in Korean Culture and Society* (3 credits)
Topics in Korean Language: Korean for Academic Purposes* (3 credits)
Korean Across the Curriculum Tutorial* (1 credit)
15 Capstone Program Korean Flagship Overseas Capstone Program at Korea University, Seoul, Korea *

*Course pending final review