The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to invite students to enroll in our two sections of ASIA 4300: "Open Topics in Asian Literature and Culture" in the Spring 2015 semester. Both courses are 3-credit courses, and both count towards the Asian Studies major and minor.
Journalism professor Hun Shik Kim will teach the section 001 of ASIA 4300, "Media, Culture and Korea." In this course, students will receive foundational knowledge and understanding of contemporary Korean society and culture by examining the structures of Korean mass media industry and analyzing various types of Korean media, including K-pop, K-dramas, and K-films. Additionally, students will also study how the Korean mass media system has evolved, developed, and expanded its influences over the years as a transnational cultural force. This course will meet on Wednesdays from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m.