This course introduces students to the world of pop culture in East Asia including collecting, advertising, movies, cosplay, manga & anime, games and gadgets, fashion, K-pop and online communities. Students are introduced to a number of major theoretical paradigms in cultural studies, which they are then encouraged to apply to aspects of popular culture in East Asia, with slight emphasis on Korea. Not all topics will deal with the present, as important aspects of pop culture during the early years of the twentieth century are also deliberated.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of the course, the successful learner will have gained:
- an understanding of the defining characteristics of East Asian popular cultures
- experience in discussing popular practical and theoretical paradigms that apply in cultural studies
- learned how to examine the historical, social and cultural environments that produce pop products and use this knowledge to develop their critical thinking, and analytic and research skills
- an understanding of the many fan communities and their relationship to popular culture
- experience in publically presenting their ideas and defending their position
Indicative AssessmentAttendance and participation in class discussions (15%);
5 (weekly) 1250-word literature reviews (35%);
Final essay presentation (10%);
Final essay (3500 words, 40%).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4780||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|