Understanding Korea through Korean films
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Art, Asian Studies, Film Studies
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This course aims to enhance students’ understanding of a variety of historical, social, cultural issues of Korean society by analyzing relevant Korean films. It examines close relationships between cinematic representations and modern Korean society. Following the historical trajectory of Korean cinema, the course provides opportunities to engage a critical thinking of the dynamics between Korean society, gender, family, and cinema.
This course is designed to develop a critical understanding of South Korean society through discussing relevant films. Assignments are designed to improve critical thinking and analytical skills in understanding Korean society through films.