Introduction to Korean Popular Culture

Course Description

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Korean popular culture which explores modern Korean society across a wide range of themes such as identity, gender/sexuality, love/marriage, family and social value systems. It examines the multi-levels of the socio-construction of modern Korean society through TV drama (soap opera), film, and pop music. Also, it explores the unique patterns of Korean culture and Korean cultural issues related to contemporary Asian societies and global issues.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
25798 HUMI 13 61Z ······· TBA-TBA Young Jung ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
HUMI-013.-61Z: Fully ONLINE. This class does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or (EWRT D01AS and EWRT D01AT) or ESL D005.

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