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Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

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Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified)
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Gendering of Modernity and Military Authoritarianism

Broad overview of Korean history and literature beginning in the Joseon period with a particular focus on a series of social and cultural transformations that would have profound impact on the gender relations starting with Confucianism....
Reading
4 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
Video4 videos
1.1 Joseon Dynasty and Confucianism5m
1.2 Novels in Colonial Period and the Emergence of the New Woman7m
1.3 The Korean Civil War and Female Employment in Post War South Korea7m
Reading1 reading
KOREAN WOMEN10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Who was Kim Sooim?2m
What is a "V-line?"2m
Who was Shin Saimdang2m
Over A T-Shirt??2m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The (Un)making of the Modern Family

Introduction to the strategically gendered division of role in making modern Korean families and contemporary changes in the perception of marriage and family in Korea. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
2.2 Changed Family Structure and Singletons8m
2.3 Globalization of Korean Family10m
Reading1 reading
The (Un)making of the Modern Family Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
The (Un)making of the Modern Family Quiz12m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Female Beauty / Male Beauty & Body Aesthetics

Examine a range of topics including cosmetic surgery to male circumcision and body lines to understand how female and male beauty standards and aesthetics have changed over the past two centuries....
Reading
3 videos (Total 18 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
3.2 Plastic Surgery Body Lines and Trends in Contemporary Korean Society7m
3.3 Neoliberalism and Stratified Korean Society5m
Reading4 readings
Chinese textbook helps boys find masculine side amid ‘gender crisis’ caused by effeminate men in Japanese, Korean culture10m
Korea's First Plus-Size Model: Korea's Unrealistic Beauty Standard10m
From Metrosexual to Spornosexual – Two Decades of Male Deliciousness10m
Socioeconomic disparities intensifying: report10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Sexuality in Korea

Discuss the issues of sexualities in contemporary Korea, ranging from the relationship between family and sexuality, commodified sexuality, to the issues of sexual minorities....
Reading
3 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
4.2 Commercialization of Sexuality9m
4.3 Sexual Minorities in Korea9m
Reading1 reading
Sexuality in Korea Readings10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Sexuality in Korea Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By CBFeb 21st 2018

Excellent course. I strongly recommend it for anyone interested in Korean culture. I took it because I am writing about KPOP and sexuality but I learnt much more and am really glad I did it.

By JQMay 28th 2017

Interesting course, especially to learn of Korea today in comparison to 50 years ago when I lived there about a year. Fascinating to see the changes socially. Thanks so much!

Instructors

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Hyun Mee Kim

Professor
Department of Cultural Anthropology
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Yoo Theodore Jun

Professor
College of Liberal Arts

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

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