ASIAN 376 - Controversies in Contemporary Korea
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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This course examines a number of key controversies in contemporary Korea (South and North). Through this examination this course will seek to provide a more critical understanding of the issues that drive the political economy and culture of Korea. Among other things, this course will examine the issue of comfort women, the Korean War, Park Chung-hee and the New Village Movement, Korea and the Vietnam War, Kwangju 5.18, the debate over Dokdo, the culture of consumption in contemporary Korea, national heritage, urbanization and class struggle, environmental policy in Korea, globalization and the Korean Wave (Hallyu), North Korea and the Axis of Evil, Korean diaspora and adoptees, labor and multiculturalism in contemporary Korea, environmental issues in Korea, and the politics and cultures of division.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduate students interested in Korea.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

ASIAN 376 - Controversies in Contemporary Korea
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: This course is part of the Korean e-School. UM will host the course, and students from the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois will video-conference into the lecture.
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