English for Contemporary Issues

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    English for Contemporary Issues

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Course Description:
    This course is designed to improve students’ ability to read and understand current issues around the world through magazine articles, journal essays, documentary films, etc., and develop their own critical perspectives on the issues. Our course will mainly focus on reading, writing, and oral communication, so students will be analytically reading and critically responding to a wide selection of issues such as sex and gender, immigration and foreign workers, food and culture, animal rights, media, religion, and, artificial intelligence. I also suggest that students keep up with current national and international events and carefully develop their own critical opinions and positions on them.

    Required Text
    Students are required to obtain course materials at 현대문화사.
    *Other materials will be posted on Blackboard and/or given in handout.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.