KORE1021. Introduction to Korean Studies
Interdisciplinary Elective Course
This course is designed to foster further knowledge about Korean society in the modern and contemporary era for students who took KORE1021. This is a topical course that adopts a cultural studies approach to examine significant and complex issues in Korea in the 20th and 21st century. This course will primarily concentrate on cultural practices that brought modernity and social changes in Korea. Students will explore various textual forms including treatise, fiction, documentary, and, scholarly materials in the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history, film studies, women’s studies, and literary studies. This course also examines the social changes in Korea in transitional and global contexts: in relationship with Korea’s neighboring countries in East Asia and in relationship with the U.S.