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Gender and Korean Society

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Title Gender and Korean Society (2019)
Field of Study Humanities
Type Academic course
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule
Course code ISS1080
Course number
Description

South Korea has seen a great many changes over the past few decades. While a lot of research and attention has been placed on the country’s economic development, the role of gender has become increasingly important in the 21st Century. How Korean society deals with external influences as well as its own values concerning the identity of individuals will be pivotal to the nation’s future.

The course will examine the Korean attitudes towards gender and their relation to modern society in terms of feminism, the gender divide, birthrate and marriages, LGBT attitudes, and political legacies.

Objective The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the country’s historical attitudes towards gender and then move the conversation and analysis forward into how modern South Korean society is approaching the important questions and issues of the 21st Century. In studying how gender and society interact with each other, students will better understand not only the country from a broad perspective, but also how culture and politics can affect the lives of the individuals that inhabit South Korea.
Preparations TBA
Materials
Evaluation
Participation
30%
Midterm exam
30%
Final exam
40%
Last Updated January 29, 2020
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