SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Directed readings in Korean Studies B

Module Code:
15PJKH011
Credits:
15
Taught in:
Term 1

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

By the end of this module, students will have gained insight into research methodology and a deeper understanding of the academic discourse in Korean-language literature in relation to the chosen topic and developed research skills that may assist in preparation for the MA dissertation. The student will gain both insight into Korean perspectives on the subject (which may be significantly different to more familiar English-language perspectives) and a deeper understanding of the Korean language.

Workload

This module is taught over 10 weeks with 1.5 hours per week in a seminar.

Scope and syllabus

The objective of this module is to provide the student with the opportunity to carry out study and research on a specific area of interest in greater depth and breadth than more traditional lecture-based courses permit. The module will be supervised by the tutor whose own research interests best match those of the student. In this module the focus will be on Korean-language material.  This module can be taken on it's own or together with the course Directed Readings in Korean A.

Method of assessment

A review of 1,000 words submitted on day 1, week 7 in the term in which the course is taught (20%).  An essay of 2000 words to be submitted on day 1, term after which the course is taught (80%).

Suggested reading

A reading list will be derived, in collaboration between the student and the tutor, depending on the specific area of research proposed.

Disclaimer

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