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.
|Academic unit||Korean Studies|
|12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Korean Studies or (6 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Korean Studies and 6 credit points in 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies)|
|KRNS2500 or KRNS2675|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.