Introduction to Korean Culture (3)
Survey of Korean culture and society in a historical context. Exploration into the connection between language and culture. Examination of modern Korean novels and their social and historical relevances.
Introduction to Korean Literature in Translation (3)
Introduction to canonical works in Korean
literature and practice of literary analysis. Exploration of historical backgrounds and cultural contexts of major works of various genres.
All readings and classes are in English.
Topics in Korean Literature in Translation (3)
Focus on a set of themes and issues as a way to
read and analyze Korean literature and texts from various genres and as a way to explore Korea's historical background and cultural context. Topics vary by instructor and semester offered.
All readings and classes are in English. Prerequisite: 01:574:220.
Introduction to Korean Cinema and Cinematic Language (3)
Cinematic development in postcolonial Korea. Topics include the depictions of traditional and contemporary Korea in films, reflecting political, social, and cultural changes.
Korean Language in Culture and Society (3)
Survey of the Korean language in relation to its culture and society. Examination of language use (diglossia, language and gender, metaphors, and the writing system).
No prior knowledge of Korean language is required.
Gender and Social Change in Korea (3)
the shifting category of femininity and masculinity, women's roles and their
experiences of social change in Korea from the late 19th century to contemporary
North Korea in the Socialist and Postsocialist Worlds (3)
Examination of social, political, economic, and cultural developments in North Korea before and after the social revolution (1945-1950) that radically transformed it by situating it within the context of regional and global developments.
Topics in Korean Studies (3)
Study of special topics in Korean studies at the advanced level.
Traditional Korean Poetry: Sijo (3)
Examination of the most enduring poetic
form in traditional Korea, sijo, a three-line verse form written to be performed in a musical setting. Exploration of its unique structural and
thematic properties within the larger context of East Asian poetic tradition, and historical developments as well as contemporary transformations.
Seminar on Modern Korean History (3)
Designed to introduce advanced undergraduate and graduate students to emerging scholarship and major debates in modern Korean history (since 1876). Topics vary by instructor and semester offered.
Independent Study in Korean (3,3)
Independent reading under
supervision of a member of the department.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department.
Honors in Korean (6,6)
projects for students who have fulfilled all requirements for the minor in
Korean or major in East Asian languages and area studies. Both semesters must be
completed to receive credit.