subject

Coursera: Gender, Family, and Social Change in Contemporary South Korea

 with  Hyun Mee Kim and Yoo Theodore Jun
Sponsored
High-Performance Leadership Certificate
Cornell University via eCornell
Sponsored
Intro to Data Analysis
Facebook via Udacity
This course examines the transformation of Korean society beginning around the turn of the 20th century to contemporary times. In particular, it explores how shifting categories of masculinity, and by contrast, femininity have impacted upon, and in turn been influenced by social, cultural, and political change. Using multiple disciplinary lenses, we will critically examine how gender intersects with political, social, and economic developments starting with the Confucianization of Korean society during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) up to the contemporary moment of globalization and neoliberal reform. The class will draw on a variety of topics such as traditional views of women, religion, race, class, education, patriarchy, sexuality, imperialism, modernity, war, globalization, the diaspora, among others. Special attention will be placed on the historical, transnational and transdisciplinary connections.

Syllabus

The Gendering of Modernity and Military Authoritarianism
Broad overview of Korean history and literature beginning in the Joseon period with a particular focus on a series of social and cultural transformations that would have profound impact on the gender relations starting with Confucianism.

The (Un)making of the Modern Family
Introduction to the strategically gendered division of role in making modern Korean families and contemporary changes in the perception of marriage and family in Korea.

Female Beauty / Male Beauty & Body Aesthetics
Examine a range of topics including cosmetic surgery to male circumcision and body lines to understand how female and male beauty standards and aesthetics have changed over the past two centuries.

Sexuality in Korea
Discuss the issues of sexualities in contemporary Korea, ranging from the relationship between family and sexuality, commodified sexuality, to the issues of sexual minorities.

Looking Ahead into the Future...
Provide an overview of current positive changes in Korea related to gender and discuss impending issues of contemporary feminist movement and comfort women before concluding the lecture series.

0 Student
reviews
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Culture
Institution Yonsei University
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Calendar 5 weeks long
Sign up for free? Learn how
+ Add to My Courses
Learn Data Analysis udacity.com

Learn to become a Data Analyst. Job offer guaranteed or get a full refund.

Advertisement
Become a Data Scientist datacamp.com

Learn Python & R at your own pace. Start now for free!

Advertisement
FAQ View All
What are MOOCs?
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

0 reviews for Coursera's Gender, Family, and Social Change in Contemporary South Korea

Write a review

Write a review

How would you rate this course? *
How much of the course did you finish? *
Review
Create Review