This unit explores Korean culture through literature and popular media. It aims to familiarise students with some of the key literary works, journal essays, and films about the everyday life in Korea from the 1920s to the present. Through the surveys of literary and cinematic representations of diverse eras, students will also learn about different historical and social contexts underlying such works. Course materials include literatures and films about proletarian culture, urban life, wars, golden age melodrama, women's lives, and so on.
26hrs online instruction and activities per semester
6x Online Participation Tasks (1000wd in total) (20%), 1x 1000wd Oral Presentation (10%), 1x 2000wd Research Assignment (30%), 1x 2000wd Final Exam (40%)
12 Senior credit points in Korean Studies or (6 Senior credit points in Korean Studies and ICLS2111) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies