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Graduation Requirements

2016's Table of Academic Curriculum  

('•' means the semester when the course open) 
 

 
Course Number Course Title Credit
(Hour)
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Common General subject Thoughts & Expressions GETE 011 Thinking and WritingⅠ 2(2)    
GETE 012 Thinking and WritingⅡ 2(2)   Liberal Arts students must complete Thinking and WritingⅡ
Academic English IFLS 003 Academic English I 2(4)    
IFLS 004 Academic English Ⅱ 2(4)    
Freshmen Seminar GEKS 001 Freshmen Seminar 1(1)    
GEKS 002 Freshmen Seminar 1(1)    
Sub-total     10  
Core Elective World Cultures       Students need to complete 9 credits (3 courses) from at least three of the Core Elective fields.
History      
Literature & Art      
Ethics & Philosophy      
Sociological Studies      
Science & Technology      
Quantitative Analysis      
Sub-total    9   
Foreign Languages other than English     6  
Electives     6  
Total     35  
First Major Required     Korean Language and Literature(6)  
Elective     Korean Language and Literature(36)  
Total     Korean Language and Literature(42)  
Primary Major Required     Korean Language and Literature(0)  
Elective     Korean Language and Literature(21)  
Total     Korean Language and Literature(21)  
Total credits for graduation     130  
Notes
  1. Core Electives : Students need to complete 9 credits(3 courses) from at least three of the Core Elective fields.
  2. Major-related Electives : Choose one language among German, French, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Classical Chinese and complete 6 credits of corresponding language courses listed in ‘Foreign Languages other than English’. (Complete beginner, intermediate or Ⅰ,Ⅱ courses from the same language.)
  3. Major Required :Students are required to complete the following courses.

Graduation Requirements and Conditions



Total required credits :
130 credits and above completed (For more details about General Education and completion of Majors, refer to Curriculum table)

  • ①General Education
  • ②Major
  • ③General Elective
  • ④Graduation Thesis : Korean History, Classical Chinese
  • ⑤Remarks : satisfaction of internal regulations of each department

Total required credits :
130 credits and above completed (For more details about General Education and completion of Majors, refer to Curriculum table)

※Common Graduation Requirements in KU :

Completion of the second major(required) (not applicable to the case of undergraduate transfer.)

Certificate of official English Test(foreign language) (as of students who started college in 2000)

Completion of 5 English courses(Original, Foreign language) (3 courses for Undergraduate Transferred students) *It does not matter whether it is major or general education course. Both are acceptable.

For matriculants who are not Korean citizen, it is required to acquire KU Korean Language Course Level 4 and above or TOPIK Level 4 and above. (not applicable to those who sent the qualification already in time of matriculation.)

Foreign students who enter foreign students after the 2nd semester of 2017 (Korean literature department includes double, plural, and minor course)

  • Requirements for major classes : TOPIK Level 5 and above
  • Graduation requirement : TOPIK Level 6 and above

Certification of the comprehension of Chinese characters (including Undergraduate Transferred students)

  • Passing KU test of the understanding of Chinese Characters. It is recognized as satisfying requirement for Chinese Certificate(Hanja) standard for KU in case of acquiring certifications below.
  • Official institutions for Chinese characters and literature recognized by KU


 
Institution Title Level Remarks
Korea Institute of Life-long Education Evaluation Hania proficiency level test Level 2 and above  
Corporation of Korea Hania Education Research Institute Hania proficiency level test Level 2 and above  
Korea Foreign Language Evaluation Institute, Corp. Practical Old Chinese Character Level Test Level 2 and above  
Hania Promotion Association Hania proficiency level test Level 2 and above  
Hankuk Ah-moon Hwei Hania proficiency level test Level 2 and above  
Institute of Korean Hania and Hanmun Ability Development Hania proficiency level test Level 2 and above  
The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hania proficiency level test Level 2 and above  

Completion of Major Credits and Graduation Requirements


Completion of Major Credits and Graduation Requirements
Type Required Elective Total Official Test Grade for English Ability (Only valid for the one acguired after the matriculation) Chinese Characters
TOEIC TOEFL TOSEL(A) TEPS IELTS
PBT CBT IBT
Major(Basic) 6 36 42 650 530 197 71 512 571 5.5 Submission
Advance Major 0 21 21
Double Major 6 36 42
Plural Majors 6 36 42
General Transfer 6 36 42
Minor 6 15 21 No requirement for graduation
Major Require KORE 201, KORE 230