ASIAN 254 - Undergraduate Seminar in Korean Culture
Section: 001 Popular Culture and Korean Society
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
Advisory Prerequisites:
No knowledge of Korean language is required.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Following the end of the Korean War, South Korea underwent an economic development that transformed the country from one of the poorest nations in the world to one of the world's dozen largest economies. Institutional and ideological aspects of this developmental miracle are well-known, but how do we begin to understand what such a change — with a speed and thoroughness rarely witnessed in history — must have meant for the people living through it? In this class, we will examine popular culture as a means of accessing the values, desires, structures and dispositions that sustain people's lives in times of great upheaval and uprooting. Discussions will revolve around texts drawn from diverse genres including popular songs, feature films, television dramas, comic books, and fictional works; secondary readings will deepen our understanding of specific social configurations and movements within which these texts are situated.

ASIAN 254 - Undergraduate Seminar in Korean Culture
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001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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