- John Finch
- Cedar Hall-Union Street Center C112
- Days and Times
- TR 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
- Course Description
This course examines the far-reaching changes that South Korean society has experienced as it transformed itself from one of the world’s poorest countries into a global leader in culture and technology. The class concentrates on South Korea’s compressed modernization, the political and social movements that came into being during this process, and how Koreans are rethinking such basic concepts as gender, class, tradition and nation in the 21st century.
The question that is explored throughout the course is: What kind of modern society is South Korea becoming as a consequence of all these rapid economic and social changes?