• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This 6-unit course looks into the history of Korean pop music from the early twentieth century to the present. It relates the way in which the performance and reception of Korean popular music have reflected important changes in Korean society and politics. In a chronological fashion, lectures focus on the many different forces that have affected the development of different types of Korean pop music. Special attention will be paid to the role of nationalism, government propaganda and censorship, the enthusiasm over Western culture in the fifties and early sixties, the emergence of pop idols in the 1990s, and the factors underpinning the Korean Wave. By way of a multi-disciplinary (mostly anthropological and at times sociological) approach to music, students are encouraged to explore the boundaries of their discipline and learn much about the intricacies of popular music and Korean society in the process. It is intended for later-year undergraduate and graduate students of music, Asian studies majors, and those specifically interested in Korean society and history.

Indicative Assessment

Student participation (15%), literature reviews (35%), a presentation (10%), and an essay on a topic of the student’s choice (40%)

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Workload

42 contact hours per semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Prescribed Texts

eBrick + materials (Powerpoints and snippets of AV media) will be available on Wattle

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4833 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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