Mass Media and Popular Culture in Korea

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mass Media and Popular Culture in Korea

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Communication, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    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.

    Required Textbook
    Course packet [All the readings are available in the Blackboard]

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.