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NEW SOCIOLOGY/ASIAN STUDIES COURSE—SOC 350: Contemporary Korean Society

NEW SOCIOLOGY/ASIAN STUDIES COURSE—SOC 350: Contemporary Korean Society

SOC 350: Contemporary Korean Society
Semester: Spring 2017
Instructor: Dr. Beth Underwood
Days/Times: TR 11:00-12:15
CRN: 24886
Contact: elizabeth.underwood@eku.edu

Sociology Elective
Asian Studies Elective

Course Description: This course will provide a general overview of modern South Korean society from a sociological perspective. We will begin with the geographic, historic, and cultural background of Korea, with a particular emphasis on Confucian traditions of social order and the relational self. The course will survey current issues in, and transformations of, key social structures and social institutions (economy, politics, family, religion, education), with attention to social inequalities (gender, age, class, ethnicity) and demographic challenges.

Additional Topics: K-Pop, DPRK, North Korean Re-Settlers, Marriage Migration.

Published on October 21, 2016

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