Korea: A Brief History
Understanding Korean Culture: Symbols, Language and Norms
Required Readings: Carl, John D. Chapter 3 (Culture).
Kendall, Diana. Culture.
Understanding Korean Culture: Shamanism
Required Readings: Moon, Sang-hi. Shamanism in Korea.
Moon, Sang-hi. Shamanism and the Mental Structure of Koreans.
Understanding Korean Culture: Confucianism
Required Readings: Koh, Byung-ik. Confucianism in Contemporary Korea.
Kim, Kwang-ok. 1996. The Reproduction of Confucian Culture in Contemporary Korea.
Carl, John D. Chapter 14 (Marriage and Family).
Kweon, Sug-In. The Extended family in contemporary Korea—Korea Journal 38(3).
Gender Inequality in Korea
Required Readings: Carl, John D. Chapter 11 (Gender Stratification).
Cho, Uhn. Gender Inequality and Patriarchal Order Reexamined.
Religion in Korea
Required Readings: Carl, John D, pp. 270-276.
Kim, Andrew. 2002. Characteristics of Religious Life in South Korea: A Sociological Survey.
Baker, Don. Modernization and Monotheism: How Urbanization and Westernization have transformed the religious landscape of Korea.
The Christianization of Korea
Required Readings: Kim, Andrew. Protestantism in Korea and Japan from the 1880s to the 1940s:
A Comparative Study of Differential Cultural Reception and Social Impact.
Lee, Won-Gue. A Sociological Study on the Factors of Church Growth and Decline in Korea.
Education in Korea: Achievements & Challenges
Required Readings: Kim, Young-hwa. 2000. Concurrent Development of Education Policy and Industrialization Strategies in Korea (1945-95):
A Historical Perspective.
Urbanization in Korea
Required Readings: Kye-Choon Ahn. Population Changes and Urbanization..
Kwon, Tai-hwan. The trends and patterns of urbanward migration in Korea, 1960-1985.
Economic Development of Korea
Required Readings: Carl, John D. Chapter 16 (Economy and Politics).
Eckert, Carter et al. Economic development in historical perspective,1945-1990.
Anti-Americanism in Korea: The Changing Attitude of Koreans Toward the U.S.
Required Readings: Gweon, Yong-Lib. The Changing Perception of America in South Korea.
Lee, Sook-jong. Anti-Americanism in Korean Society: A Survey-based Analysis
Multiculturalism as a Social Fact in Korea
Required Readings: Carl, John D. Chapter 10 (Race and Ethnic Stratification).
Kim, Eungi. Global Migration and South Korea.