Contemporary Korean Society and Culture (KRNS3675)


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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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


10xOnline assignments equivalent to 750wds total (10%), Tutorial participation (5%), 1x750wd Oral Presentation (15%), 1x2000wd major Essay (40%), 1x1000wd written test (30%)

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(12 Senior credit points of Korean Studies) or (6 Senior credit points from Korean Studies and 6 Senior credit points from Asian Studies)


KRNS2500 or KRNS2675

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