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KOREAN POPULAR CULTURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectAsian Studies
Number & Suffix: 119
Full UC Title: KOREAN POPULAR CULTURE 
Transcript Title: KOREAN POP CULTURE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course takes a historical approach to understanding Korea’s popular culture, by tracing and chronicling its development from the early modern period till today. The first part covers the colonial period, when popular culture appears in its nascent form; the second part concentrates on its development after liberation and through industrialization and democratization; the third part examines the contemporary popular culture scene. The objective is to build an in-depth understanding of Korea’s popular culture through both diachronic and synchronic approaches. The course also discusses the global appeal of Korean pop culture in recent years, often referred to as Hallyu or the Korean Wave, and critically analyzes the characteristics of its content, find reasons for its popularity, its impact in the formation of a new cultural identity of the Koreans, and its implications to the broader global community. Assessment: final exam, papers, group presentation, reading assignment, attendance and participation. 
Language of Instruction: Korean
 
Partner Title: APM- KOREAN POPULAR CULTURE IN THE GLOBAL AGE (IN KOREAN) 01 
Partner University Department: SILS - Area Studies 
Partner University Course Number: ARSD203L