Mass Media and Popular Culture in Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Communication, Media Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Course Description and Objectives
This course helps students to become familiar with some critical issues about contemporary popular culture in Korea. Primary emphasis will be placed on how the media express and mediate Korean popular culture. Students will learn theoretical concepts and ideas that enable them to “read” Korean popular culture from academic perspectives. The topics to be examined include gender, race, sexuality, multiculturalism, collective memory, K-pop, Korean wave, film, journalism, broadcasting, etc. A student will undertake group research projects and discuss their work in class.
Course packet [All the readings are available in the Blackboard]
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.