Description
CONTEMPORARY KOREAN CULTURE
This course aims to help the students achieve in-depth understanding of major cultural developments in Korean society in the past two decades or so. To that end, this course is arranged around some questions intimately tied to recent changes in Korean society such as (re)construction and consumption of tradition, collective traumas and unfinished mourning, political activism in the postauthoritarian era, post-division imagination, the hallyu-new media nexus, sports-sexuality-nationalism, Korean cuisine, homogeneity to multiculturalism, queer Korea, Korean diaspora, and North Korea in transition. This course will examine these issues from various angles by engaging with a wide range of fields and diverse forms of texts such as literature, theater, music, cinema, TV show, new media, food, and sports. Thereby, this course seeks to help the students gain more competence in comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of our culture.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
-Show solid knowledge of major issues in contemporary Korean culture.
-Demonstrate increased awareness of the diversity of human societies and cultures.
-Exhibit the skills of close reading, critical analysis, and interdisciplinary approach.
-Demonstrate the ability to identify engaging research topics, find secondary sources for those questions, and produce well-grounded and original arguments.
Details
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Cross-Cultural Awareness
Diversity
Geographic Region
Diversity
Pmathic Ctext: Global&Cr. Cult
Offering
Course
KOREAN 1080
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
East Asian Languages & Lit
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring