Clark W. Sorensen
JSIS A 448
Social organization and values of twentieth-century Korea. Changes in family and kinship, gender relations, rural society, urban life, education, and industrial organization since 1900. Differences between North and South Korea since 1945. Recommended: HSTAS 212/JSIS A 212. Offered: jointly with ANTH 448.
South and North Korean society and culture since 1945. Family and kinship, folk religion, development, gender, and social change.
Student learning goals
Know features of Korean family and kinship
Understand basic aspect of folk religion such as ancestor worship
Be able to list major turning points in South Korean social change such as democratization and mass consumption
Understand similarities and differences between North and South Korea
Learn tools to understand gender patterns in South and North Korea
Learn tools ot understand economic development and social change
General method of instruction
lecture and discussion
No background is required. Background in Korean history or Asian Studies an advantage.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading summeries, map quiz, two in-class essay exams, one paper.
Grade is 60% exams, 30% paper, and 10% map quiz and reading summaries.