Course Description

Course Name

Mass Media and Popular Culture in Korea

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course helps students to become familiar with a number of critical issues about Korean media. The topics to be examined include gender, collective memory, music, Korean wave, film, journalism, etc. Students will undertake group research projects and discuss their work in class.

Course Objectives
This class is designed for students who have little understanding of Korean culture. Domestic students are strongly discouraged from taking this class. I encourage domestic students to take advanced courses that offer morea in-depth understading of Korean culture and the media.

Prerequisites & Class Requirements
This course is offered to two universities in China (Nanjing and Fudan universities). Through video conference facilities, Chinese students will watch our class and participate in our class activities. You can find more info about KF Global e-School at

Course Packet

Midterm Exam
Final Exam
Two group projects
A group presentation

*Course content subject to change