Contemporary Korean Society
- Start date
- End date
- Year of study
- Year 2
- Term 1
- Module code
- FHEQ Level
- Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
The module is designed to offer a critical overview of changes occurring in the late 20th century Korean culture and society. The module will prepare students for the year abroad, by providing an overview of issues facing contemporary Korean society.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
Demonstrate a clear knowledge about the discourses dominating present-day Korean culture and society.
Demonstrate a critical awareness of present-day Korean
Bibliographic research methods in relation to contemporary Korean
Successfully gain the cultural and societal knowledge for their year abroad
Total taught hours : 20 hours. 1 hours lecture and 1 hour seminar per week for 10 weeks.
Independent study : 130 hours
Total hours for module : 150 hours
Scope and syllabus
This module is designed to look at Korean culture and society. Specific topics to be dealt with include:
- changes of gender roles
- identity issues
- North-South relations
Method of assessment
- Outline and bibliography (1500 words) 30%
- Essay (2500 words) 70%
- John H. Koo & Andrew C. Nahm, An introduction to Korean culture. Elizabeth, NJ: Hollym, 1997.
- DS Macdonald, The Koreans : contemporary politics and society, Westview: Boulder, 1988.