Korean Society and Culture

Course Details

Title Korean Society and Culture
Field of Study Korean language, Korean studies
Professor hanyang (summerschool@hanyang.ac.kr)
Type Academic course
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Schedule Morning
Course code PER2021
Course number 18040
Description In this course, you will come to understand significant characteristics and salient concepts of Korean society, people, and culture by exploring various social phenomena and issues in contemporary Korean society. Through engaging with a wide variety of materials and active discussion about Korean society and culture in depth, you will gain enhanced analytical and presentation skills. The course is designed to provide introductory knowledge of cultural traits, historical background, religion, language, gender, multiculturalism, and contemporary pop culture (the Korean wave) in Korea. In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet a guest speaker who will introduce the history of Korean traditional music and teach you some famous Korean traditional folk songs. Throughout the assignments and the discussion in class, you will be encouraged to develop and share your critical insights on diverse topics and issues, and to compare Korean society and culture with those of other countries from evolutionary and dynamic perspectives.
Objective By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • understand salient unique values and sociocultural characteristics of Korea
  • bring critical thinking skills and cross-cultural insights to your interpretation of textual and visual resources, and to compare Korean society and culture with those of other countries as a global citizen
  • analyze and interpret prominent features of Korean culture and society
  • draw on improved academic writing, communication, and presentation skills gained through the analysis and discussion of texts
Preparations None. Students are not expected to be deeply familiar with Korean society or culture. Materials: Reading materials will be provided by the professor.
Materials Korean Society and Culture_David Andrew Tizzard
Lesson Plan
Last Updated April 24, 2024
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