Advanced research and independent work under, guidance of faculty supervisor(s) on a topic, previously explored in East Asian studies., Production of a carefully researched and reasoned, thesis; distribution to convener, faculty, supervisor(s), and other class members for, assessment. Oral presentation of thesis; written, and verbal comments from convener, faculty, supervisor(s), and other students. Substantive, employment of Chinese or Japanese language in, research - including interviews, audiovisual, materials, printed material - strongly, recommended. When possible, preliminary research, conducted on an overseas studies program.
Historical development of contemporary social and, cultural life in South Korea. Topics include, popular culture, language, material culture,, regional relations, religion, and colonialism.
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.