KORE1021. Introduction to Korean Studies
Interdisciplinary Elective Course
Korean Studies 1 provides students with the opportunity to explore core aspects of Korean culture from a humanities perspective and explore the ways in which Korean culture has spread around the world and also consolidated a Korean identity within the nation itself. Topics may vary from year to year which cover the ‘Korean Wave’ around the world, modern Korean identity and ‘traditional values’, the Korean popular culture industry, literary and art trends, East Asian cultural interchange, food and national identity, etc., depending on students’ interest and the expertise of the instructor.