Interdisciplinary introduction to the region of, Asia, including East, Southeast, and South Asia,, emphasizing current events and contemporary, social concerns through film, literature, art,, journalism, and academic texts. Diversity and, interrelatedness of Asia through themes of, globalization and urbanization, gender,, environmental activism, ethnicity and, nationalism, development, religion, and social, movements.
Course examines the historical development of, contemporary social and cultural life in South, Korea. Topics include popular culture, language,, material culture, regional relations, religion,, and colonialism.