20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module explores social changes which are occuring in South Korea as a result of the presence of increasing numbers of outsiders who have established and built a connection with the Korean peninsula, whether that be through consumer culture, employment, migration or personal relationships. We will study important insights in the academic literature and public conversation on changes occurring within contemporary South Korean society related to migration, multiculturalism, citizenship, and gender. Students will work towards the creation of an op-ed-style essay designed for online publication, learning transferable skills such as designing an article pitch, locating and citing appropriate sources and writing for an online audience.

Staff Contact: SON SARAH
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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