Course Description

Course Name

Understanding Korea through Korean films

Session: VSOU1422

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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



This course aims to enhance students’ understanding of a variety of historical, social, cultural issues of Korean society by analyzing relevant Korean films. It examines close relationships between cinematic representations and modern Korean society. Following the historical trajectory of Korean cinema, the course provides opportunities to engage a critical thinking of the dynamics between Korean society, gender, family, and cinema.


This course is designed to develop a critical understanding of South Korean society through discussing relevant films. Assignments are designed to improve critical thinking and analytical skills in understanding Korean society through films.

*Course content subject to change