Contemporary Korean Society and Culture (KRNS3675)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit provides broad and interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Korean society and culture. The unit examines significant events - wars and violence, democratization, and economic reform - in contemporary Korea that have brought the major changes in the society, and explores how these events have affected Korean society and culture. Major topics to be covered include gender, multiculturalism, youth and pop culture, the Korean Wave, language change, and North Korea. In addressing the topics, the students will utilize authentic Korean language materials.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

1x2000wd major essay (40%), 1x1000wd written test (30%), 1xtutorial oral presentation (equivalent to 750wds) (15%), tutorial discussion & online assignments (equivalent to 750wds) (15%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 senior credit points of Korean Studies) or (12 senior credit points from ASNS2641, ASNS2642, 2670)

Prohibitions

KRNS2675, KRNS2500

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