Understanding Korea through Korean films

Hanyang University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Understanding Korea through Korean films

  • Host University

    Hanyang University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Art, Asian Studies, Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    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.


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