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KORE 1021: Introduction to Korean Studies Classroom CPD 1.24 Time: 9:30-11:20 Instructor: Dr. Paul Cha Email: [email protected]Office: CPD 5.09 Office Hours: By Appt. [Meetings can be conducted on Zoom.] Course Description: This course introduces students to major aspects of traditional and contemporary Korean culture and society. By exploring various social, cultural, and political elements and issues in traditional and modern Korea, students will be better able to appreciate the roots of Korea’s social, cultural, and political practices. The class will explore diverse topics, such as religion, colonialism, nationalism, modernization, and contemporary popular culture. This course also aims to encourage students to develop cross-cultural knowledge and insights by comparing Korean history and culture with those of other Asian countries. Class lecture and discussions will be supplemented with films, video clips, and other audio visual materials. * Note: Starting week 3 (February 7), lectures will be recorded and posted on Panopto until further notice. Lectures can be accessed via Moodle. Course Requirements: 50% Weekly Journal 20% Reaction Paper [5-Pages] * “The Rainy Spell” 25% Final Research Paper [4-5 Pages] 5% Participation/Attendance Grading Guidelines 1) Weekly Journal -You are required to maintain a weekly journal on Moodle. -Each Journal submission should consist of two parts: a) Short-Ids: Three Key-terms from the Lecture -a term should be a person, place, event, or thing -The important point is to keep the ids “short.” Each should be about 3-5 sentences. -Each id should also include one sentence that explains the significance of the term you chose. b) One question you have based on the lecture. -Think of lectures as a long conversation with a friend. Your friend (ie., the instructor) has spoken and
provided you with new information. What questions do you have for your friend?