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Seoul Courses – 2023-24 Kookmin University Yearlong

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC’s partnership with Kookmin University provides you with a wide array of courses taught in English. You are required to enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 U.S. credits per semester. A typical course load at Kookmin is 12-15 credits per semester. Areas of study believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the university offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Kookmin University.

Areas of Study at Kookmin University (subject to change):

Art and Design

Portfolio submission required.

  • Automotive & Transportation Design
  • Ceramics
  • Entertainment Design (limited space)
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Industrial Design
  • Metalwork & Jewelry
  • Spatial Design
  • Visual Communication

Business Administration

  • Business Administration
  • Finance & Accounting
  • KMU International Business School
  • Management Information Systems

Economics & Commerce

  • Economics
  • Commerce & Finance

Humanities & Area Studies

  • Chinese Studies
  • English Language & Literature
  • Eurasian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Language & Literature (Recommended for students who wish to take General Education classes at Kookmin)

Korean Language

  • Basic Korean
  • Current Issues in Korean
  • Korean 1
  • Korean 2
  • Korean 3
  • Korean Conversation
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Intensive Korean Language Program*
  • Pragmatics in Korean
  • Understanding Korean Discourse
  • Understanding Korean Grammar through Film

Social Sciences

  • Education
  • Communications (Choose from Media & Communication or Advertising & Public Relations major)
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Public Administration & Public Policy
  • Sociology

*Intensive Korean Language Program

The intensive Korean language program at Kookmin University has a low intermediate and intermediate track for students who have already completed their first year of Korean language studies. This is a 15-credit fixed program. You will take a language placement exam onsite to determine which track you'll take. If you place too low on the placement exam, you will need to take regular undergraduate courses as identified above.

Track I:

  • Communication in Academic Korean 1
  • Communication in Academic Korean 2
  • Korean Writing I
  • Academic Presentation and Discussion in Korean I
  • Understanding Korean Culture I
  • Practical Korean I

Track II:

  • Communication in Academic Korean 3
  • Communication in Academic Korean 4
  • Korean Writing II
  • Academic Presentation and Discussion in Korean II
  • Understanding Korean Culture II
  • Practical Korean II

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Kookmin University (Semester)

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

Kookmin University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 1

Korea University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • January: Open
    • Deadline: Nov 1

Yonsei University

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • January: Open
    • Session I / I&II deadline: Oct. 15

Program Type

Partnership (all programs)


Overseas credit (all programs)


Kookmin University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Korea University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Minimum class standing: Applicants must have sophomore standing or higher at time of application, and
transfer students must have completed at least one semester at their current institution.

Yonsei University

Minimum GPA: 2.5 (all terms)

Semester programs only:

Applicants must be degree-seeking at a 4-year institution and have sophomore standing at time of application. In addition to above, transfer students must have one semester completed at their current institution.

Program Capacity

Kookmin University: 40 students
Korea University: 30 students
Yonsei University: 80 students


English | Korean (all programs)

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