Cross-Cultural Understanding of English-Speaking Cultures

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cross-Cultural Understanding of English-Speaking Cultures

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, British Studies, Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Course Description

    The influence of American culture around the world is often seen as both an inspiration and a frustration. With this in mind, together we will examine current popular culture in the United States and the historical and social factors that have influenced its development. Source materials for the class will be drawn from various media, such as English-language news sources, online reference materials, television programs, and American films. Some examples of possible topics will be:
    -American values
    -Superheroes
    -Politics
    -Asian American history
    -Education
    -University campus life
    -Social interactions
    -Food
    -Pop culture

    Though the class will be conducted primarily as a lecture course, student participation in class discussions is expected. Students will be expected to have completed all assigned readings prior to class. No late assignments will be accepted.

    Textbook: A course reader for this class will be available in the Main Library Copy Center. Instructor will advise when it is ready.

    Class Attendance: Attendance will be taken at every class meeting.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.