Bachelor of Arts in Korean Studies  Taekwondo Concentration

Underwood University’s Bachelor of Arts in Korean Studies is a four-year, 120-credit-hour program designed for students with an interest in the language, history, and culture of Korea. Korea has become a large and growing force in global business, economics, athletics, and cultural influence. Interest in Korean culture is at an all-time high, and Korean businesses and manufacturing are becoming a major part of the US and world economies. The BAKS program allows students to explore this interest while preparing them for work or further study in Korean language, history, or culture. The degree program has two concentrations: Korean Language and Taekwondo.
Program Objectives
The objectives of the Taekwondo Concentration of the BAKS program are to help students to:

    1. understand and be able to use spoken and written Korean at a level suitable for taekwondo learning and instruction;
    2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Korean martial arts culture;
    3.  display taekwondo techniques in practice from basic to advanced skill levels;
    4. demonstrate competence, knowledge, know-how in networking, interacting and managing local, national and international martial arts and taekwondo competitions and federations;


Program Requirements
University Core Courses 3 Credits
General Education Courses 30 Credits
Korean Studies Major Core Courses 24 Credits
Korean Studies Major Elective Courses 6 Credits
Korean Language Concentration Core 27 Credits
Korean Language Concentration Electives 30 Credits
Total        120Credits


Instructors of Program 

Underwood’s taekwondo courses are taught by Master Chris Kim and Master Young Mi Youn.


Master Kim is a Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters-certified 9th degree black belt, and is a World Taekwondo Federation-certified International Taekwondo referee. He was a member of the US National Taekwondo Team from 1979 to 1982, and Olympic Training Center coach for the US National Team from 1989-1992. He also served as Olympic Training Center coach for the US Jr. Olympic Taekwondo Team from 1985-1987, and as International Advisor to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters from 2008-2014. He is the owner of the World Class Taekwondo dojang in Suwanee, GA.


Master Youn is a Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters-certified 8th degree black belt. She is a World Taekwondo certified international Master Instructor and International Referee, Vice-chair of Kukkiwon International Relations bureau, and a member of the WTF Women’s Committee and of the Kukkiwon International Advisory Committee. She is a Grand Master at the World Class Taekwondo dojang in Suwanee, GA.