The Korea Foundation has awarded a grant for the 2020-21 year to Yookyung Lee, adjunct instructor of Korean in the Department of World Languages and faculty advisor of the Korean Club, and Jason Herbeck, professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages.
The grant will allow the Department of World Languages to offer a new three-credit course, Korean Culture and Civilization, in the fall semester. The department also will expand an existing one-credit Korean-Pop Culture and Society workshop to a three-credit course to be offered in spring 2021.
The Boise State Korean program offers Korean language courses for beginner and intermediate levels and Korean content courses including Korean Culture and Civilization, Korean-Pop Culture and Society, and Korea Today.
The Korea Foundation (한국국제교류재단) is one of the major non-profit public diplomacy organizations affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea. One of its main goals is to support prominent international universities for the establishment of Korean studies professorships, and the employment of faculty members, and to promote Korean studies for future generations.