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Exploring Korea Through Media

This course listing applies to a Spring 2016 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2016
Sociology 98/198
2 Unit(s)

Human friendly URL (OBSOLETE)


About the Course:

Have you ever clicked on a Kpop music video or a clip of Kdrama on YouTube and wondered about the country of Korea that is at the heart of all this hype? Then this course is for you! Welcome to EKM Spring '16 classes. In this class, you will have an opportunity to derive a bigger picture of Korea, its society, and people by piecing together a cornucopia of media sources like films, TV programs, dramas, Webtoons, games, and etc. We first enjoy various Korean (of course, Southern ones!) media, most of which are movies, and then analyze those media sources  to see how each of them relate to different aspects of the Korean society. We will have one 2-hour session each week and you can skip a maximum of 1 session without any notice. (Yes, we check attendance!) Asides from that, we require you to write biweekly media responses (about a half page) and a final paper. (3-4 pages) 

How to Enroll:

The enrollment policy is first-come, first-serve basis out of 25 available seats. There is no interview, application and etc. to enroll in this class. It's OK if you have no Korean culture basis! 


We will meet every Tuesdays from 7-9PM at Wheeler 121. HOWEVER, just for the FIRST day of class we will meet on MONDAY (1/25/16) from 7-9PM in Wheeler 103. All the following classes will be held in Wheeler 121 starting from Feb 2nd! We will email CCN and the last date to register the course to those who attend the first and second meetings so It is very important that you come before the class is full! Also, make sure to register on time or else your seat may go to the next waitlisted person! See you guys on Monday :))

Course Contact: koreanstudydecal AT

Faculty Sponsor: Irene Bloemraad

Time & Location:

Yena Lee
25121 WheelerTu 7p-9p1/25started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: SyllabusSpringFINAL.pdfJan 20479kbAdobe PDF (Viewer)View Download

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