Korean Cinema & Visual Culture

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Korean Cinema & Visual Culture

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Radio/Television/Film, Visual Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description and Objectives:

    This course will provide a broad background to contemporary Korean cinema from a variety of perspectives: cultural, economic, political, historical, social.

    Topics to be considered will include: how the major political and social changes that have taken place in Korea in recent decades have been reflected in local films; transformations in the structure of the Korean film industry over the past 15 years; Korean cinema's increasing participation in cultural trends in Asia and the broader world; the changing relationship between the local film industry and the Korean government; major internationally-renowned directors and their individual styles; and the development of certain genres within Korean cinema.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.