Personal tools
You are here: Home International Studies Contemporary Korean Society

DISS241 - Contemporary Korean Society, Spring 2010

Document Actions
  • RSS Feed
  • Send this
  • Print this
  • Content View
  • Bookmarks

This course is designed to introduce students to the main aspects of contemporary Korean society, including those pertaining to the family, industrialization, gender, aging, labor, population, religion, and political system. The course will specifically focus on topics and issues that figure prominently in the lives of the Korean people, such as patriarchy, modernization, education frenzy, urbanization, authoritarianism, collectivism, and anti-Americanism. Each of these issues will be examined through sociological, historical, comparative, and balanced perspectives. The assigned readings that specifically deal with Korea will be supplemented by a reading from an introductory sociology textbook to enhance the students’ understanding of the workings of society and to help broaden their perspective to appreciate the social institutions of other countries. Because this is not a lecture course, your participation is extremely important and is a vital part of the course.

Course Image

Contemporary Korean Society

 

Professor Kim, Eungi, Ph.D.

International Studies

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the main aspects of contemporary Korean society, including those pertaining to the family, industrialization, gender, aging, labor, population, religion, and political system.  The course will specifically focus on topics and issues that figure prominently in the lives of the Korean people, such as patriarchy, modernization, education frenzy, urbanization, authoritarianism, collectivism, and anti-Americanism.  Each of these issues will be examined through sociological, historical, comparative, and balanced perspectives.  The assigned readings that specifically deal with Korea will be supplemented by a reading from an introductory sociology textbook to enhance the students’ understanding of the workings of society and to help broaden their perspective to appreciate the social institutions of other countries.  Because this is not a lecture course, your participation is extremely important and is a vital part of the course.

Copyright 2009, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. kuocw. (2010, July 28). Contemporary Korean Society. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from Korea University OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.korea.edu/ocw/division-of-international-studies/contemporary-korean-society. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License