Topics in East Asian Studies - Korean Popular Music

EALC-E 505 — Fall 2019

Location
Public Health 019
Days and Times
MW 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Course Description

This is a class for those who want to use popular music as a tool to more deeply understand contemporary Korea. The class will address Korean popular music from the turn of the twentieth century to the latest K-pop hits, all while noting the ways that the changing musical tastes of Korean people are linked to historical, social, and cultural shifts on the Korean peninsula as well as music and performance related trends that influenced Korea from abroad. Students are not expected to be deeply familiar with Korean music, history, culture, or language. Class will use abundant music and video clips, incorporate discussions based on academic articles and chapters, and require student analysis that connects popular music to its context.

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