Interesting Facts

  • South Korea has the world's 12th-largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity.
  • Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is the center of a metropolitan area of 24.5 million people, the second-largest in the world.
  • There are over 1.3 million people of Korean descent living in the United States.
  • Since the late 90s, Korean culture has gained popularity throughout Asia. This phenomenon, known as "hallyu," or "the Korean wave," is now making its way around the rest of the world.

The Core Curriculum

In order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree at a Texas public college or university, you must first complete a Core Curriculum of courses.

When completed at Dallas College, the Core Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer as a block to any public university in the state of Texas.

You may apply two Korean courses toward your Core Curriculum requirements:

  • KORE 1411 or 1412 can be taken to complete the "Tier 1: Speaking and Listening" requirement.
  • KORE 2311 or 2312 can be taken to complete the "Tier 2: Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience" requirement.

Actual course offerings vary from semester to semester, so check eConnect or the online course schedules for current course availability.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you want to take academically rigorous courses in Korean but do not need college credit for them, then you might consider taking our credit Korean courses “concurrently,” i.e., for noncredit.

If you are interested, please contact Brookhaven's Workforce and Continuing Education Division.