The subject of the Korean Studies / East Asian Studies course is modern Korea, taking its historical development into account. Korean education takes a special place. In the course of language acquisition, students acquire, among other things, knowledge of contemporary Korean language in the four basic skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) as well as basic knowledge of the Chinese characters (Hanja). You will acquire skills in translating Korean specialist texts into German and practice using Korean-language sources.

Studying the Korean Studies modules in conjunction with the general East Asia modules enables students to understand the economy and politics of Korea, both South and North Korea, in the East Asian context (especially Japan and China) as well as Korean culture, literature and history of the To perceive beginnings up to the present. In the advanced and advanced phase, the students deal with specific questions of cultural or social science research on Korea. In this phase, the students are also familiarized with the methodological approach to solving problems in Korean research.

Program Structure

The mono bachelor's degree includes the study areas of language, general East Asian studies and Korean studies, modules related to areas and the general vocational preparation study area (ABV).

At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

Modules in the related areas expand the specialist spectrum. In addition to the modules of the chosen core subject, the modules of the related areas should provide the students with an expanded but self-contained qualification profile.

The modules of the related areas and the services provided in them must not correspond to the modules and services of the core subject and from the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area. Agreements with the specialist department and specialist representatives from the related areas are essential.

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. The objectives, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Korean Studies / East Asian Studies, Mono-Bachelor

Language study area

module  Korean I
module  Korean II
module  Korean III

Korean Studies area of ??study

module Introduction to Korean Studies: History, Politics, and Economics
module Introduction to Korean Studies: Culture and Methods
module Advanced Module A - Korean Studies: Introduction to Scientific Research on Korea
module Advanced Module Korean Studies: Basic Social Science Research on Korea
module Advanced module Korean studies: in-depth social science research on Korea

Areas of study General East Asian Studies

module History of East Asia
module East Asian cultures or East Asian politics and economics

Additional entry requirements
English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

Activities in business, media, national and international organizations or educational institutions come into question. Due to the skills acquired in the Korean language, institutions or institutes of universities that, for example, maintain cooperation with Korean institutions, can be considered as future employers.

Since not all graduates find a place on the narrower specialist job market, the acquisition of additional qualifications, as they are already imparted in the General Vocational Preparation (ABV) study area, as well as early orientation with regard to broader employment opportunities and the personal application strategy of of great importance for a successful career start.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for management positions or employment in research and teaching.


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