ASIAN 254 - Undergraduate Seminar in Korean Culture
Section: 001 The Korean Family: Tradition and Transformation
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Requirements & Distribution:
FYSem, WorldLit
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Advisory Prerequisites:
No knowledge of Korean language is required.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Beyond the popular debates about “Tiger Moms,” “Penguin Dads,” and “Asian Values,” how can we understand the evolution of the family in Korea in its historical and sociopolitical context? In this course, we examine the institution and transformation of the Korean family through the lens of literature, film and media. After considering how events of national and global scale (colonialism, war, industrialization, and migration) have impacted the traditional definition and organization of the family, we explore more intimate questions of gender and sexuality in relation to class and ethnicity. We conclude with current debates about the contemporary Korean family on topics including welfare policy, multiculturalism, parenting, aging, family violence, non-traditional marriage, and one-person households.

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