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Korean Studies independent research project (capstone experience)





1st semester

100% coursework


KORE2032. Korean literature in translation: sentiments and human relationships in modern Korean fiction or KORE2033. Modern and contemporary Korea: modernity and social change or KORE2034. Gender, sexuality, and family in Korea or KORE2035. Society and thoughts in Korea or KORE2044. The Korean War: Origins, aftermath, reconstruction, and remembrance or KORE3032. Directed readings in Korean Studies or KORE3042. Advanced seminar in Korean Studies or KORE3043. Border-crossing literature from Korea and beyond




Capstone Experience Course

Students in this course pursue independent research and produce a research project, normally a research essay, under the supervision of a teacher in Korean Studies. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore in-depth a topic of interest to them in relation to Korean society and culture. Students are required to obtain their supervisor’s approval for the topic.  Individual meetings with the supervisor will be scheduled in the first week of the semester, and contact hours are minimal because students spend much of their time on individual projects. Students will be encouraged to engage with original texts written in Korean, although the class will be conducted in English and assignments should be written in English.


Kim Su Yun

Kim, Su Yun


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