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Winter 2024 Korea Courses

October 27, 2023

Winter registration is fast approaching! Join Center for Korea Studies faculty this winter for a diverse range of coursework.

JSIS 484 A: Economics and Business in Korea and China

Instructor: Keun Lee (Seoul National University)

Date and Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30-12:20pm

Credits: 5

Course Description

This course addresses key issues and aspects that have defined the socio-economic progress of South Korea and China since the late 20th century. How has Korea been able to sustain economic growth for several decades, achieving a significant economic “catchup?” China has proved its economic prowess, but is China’s growth sustainable and shareable across society? In addressing these questions, this course will investigate key concepts relevant to both nations: the middle-income trap, the role of technological innovation in economic development, and the capabilities of firms and sectors within and between each nation.

JSIS A 466/566: Comparative Politics and Korea Studies

Instructor: Yong-Chool Ha

Date and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:20pm

Credits: 5

Course Description

Approaches Korean politics, political economy, and society from a comparative perspective. Examples of major comparative questions based on the Korean case include democratization, strong state dynamics, civil society, and the impact of globalization.

ASIAN 207: Haunted by History: Asian Horror Cinema

Instructor: Ungsan Kim

Date and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-3:20pm

Credits: 5

Course Description

What makes Asian horror so unique? Why is Asian horror so popular among the global audience? Along with the uncanny thrills and entertainment value these films offer, Asian horror cinema has stood out in its symbolic, allegorical, and figurative representation of social issues. Throughout the course, students will read the “political unconscious” of Asian horror cinema and theorize the genre’s specificity and intra-Asian relationship.

KOREAN 416 A: Readings in Korean Literature and Culture

Instructor: Heekyoung Cho

Date and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:20pm

Credits: 5

Course Description

Reading and discussion of selected modern literary texts and other cultural texts in the original language.

Korean Language Courses

If you’re hoping to expand your Korean language skills this winter, click here for UW’s full roster of Korean language course offerings.