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

    Intercultural Communications, Mass Communications, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course helps students to become familiar with a number of critical issues about Korean media. The topics to be examined include gender, collective memory, music, Korean wave, film, journalism, etc. Students will undertake group research projects and discuss their work in class.

    Course Objectives
    This class is designed for students who have little understanding of Korean culture. Domestic students are strongly discouraged from taking this class. I encourage domestic students to take advanced courses that offer morea in-depth understading of Korean culture and the media.

    Prerequisites & Class Requirements
    This course is offered to two universities in China (Nanjing and Fudan universities). Through video conference facilities, Chinese students will watch our class and participate in our class activities. You can find more info about KF Global e-School at

    Course Packet

    Midterm Exam
    Final Exam
    Two group projects
    A group presentation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations