Korean Politics and Society: Academic Reading and Writing


An advanced class for students having completed a fourth year course in Korean, or for international students schooled in Korea. Explores controversial issues in contemporary South Korea such as economic aid to North Korea, restrictions on online anonymity, legal status of immigrants, the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, revision of National Security Laws, with focus on their ethical dimensions, diverging perspectives, underlying ideologies, and historical contexts. Course materials drawn from media and academic publications in Korean. Prerequisite: Korean 407S or 408S. Students with equivalent preparation to the prerequisite course may contact instructor for a permission number.

Enroll Consent

Instructor Consent Required


Prerequisite: Korean 407S or 408S

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • FL
  • CZ
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only