• Class Number 4452
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Jee Young Lee
    • Dr Jee Young Lee
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

The Korean Wave serves as a set of examples for nations keen on nurturing their own creative industries. By introducing students to the ways in which Korean governments have approached the national culture over time, this course encourages students to deliberate how cultural policies have come about in Korea, and what challenges Korea's cultural industries have faced in their development over time. The focus will be on consumer experience, and the engagement of consumers and developers with particular socio-political factors. Among the industries discussed are the record industry, advertising, cinema, traditional music, US military entertainment, and K-pop.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1) critically engage in discussion of aspects of contemporary Korean culture or society;
2) implement major paradigms in the cultural industries in both written and oral assessment;
3) apply one or more of these paradigms in a study of a cultural industry in Northeast Asia;
4) evaluate aspects of contemporary Korean culture or society or the cultural industries, or both, in light of global developments;
5) relate developments in the cultural industries to changes in consumer needs.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lecture: contemporary Korean culture and society
2 Lecture: Korean popular culture: a brief history and popularity, and genre Discussion: Is there something distinctive about Korea's popular culture (K-pop, drama, film and games)?
3 Lecture: Introduction, overview, history of Hallyu Discussion: Cultural flows to Asia
4 Lecture: Digital Hallyu Discussion: K-pop as a Global Cultural Phenomenon Social media (BTS, major social media trend)
5 Lecture: Hallyu: other genres (vinyl toys, gaming, animation, or web toons)
6 Lecture: Fandom, Idol and internet Discussion: K-pop Fandom and its social influence
7 Lecture: Reception of Hallyu in other countries Discussion: Audiences in different backgrounds
8 Lecture: Korean culture’s global visibility and the meaning Discussion: Why Popular? Why Now?
9 Lecture: approaches and perspectives to Hallyu Discussion: Nationalism vs. Internationalization
10 Lecture: Korean cultural industry: development and changes Discussion: Glocalisation of the Korean cultural Industry
11 Lecture: Korean cultural industry: development and changes Discussion: Globalisation and Nation-supported policies
12 Lecture: Cultural diplomacy and Korean pop culture Discussion: K-pop as a Tool of Korea’s Soft Power?

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Class participation 10 % 01/03/2019 31/05/2019 1, 2
Annotated bibliography 30 % 26/04/2019 10/05/2019 1, 2, 4
Tutorial presentation 15 % 15/03/2019 31/05/2019 1, 2, 4
Final Essay 45 % 07/06/2019 04/07/2019 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 01/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2

Class participation

Students are expected to participate in discussions.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 26/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 10/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Annotated bibliography

Word limit: a minimum of 1,000 words. Format: 12 point font and 1.5 line spacing, in MS Word. Good guidelines can be found here:

  • https://student.unsw.edu.au/annotated-bibliography
  • http://lib.skidmore.edu/library/index.php/li371-annotated-bib

NB: a minimum of 10 relevant scholarly references (books and journal articles) is required. You can include non-scholarly references, but they do not contribute to the minimum count. You may include course readings.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 15/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Tutorial presentation

In Week 2 students will be allocated a week for their in-class presentation. Length: 10-15 min. The presentation is to focus on the readings for that week. Each presenter is expected to present on all the readings (main arguments, example cases, discussion points). You are welcome to use PowerPoint slides of your own design.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 45 %
Due Date: 07/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Final Essay

Word limit: 3,500 words (minimum 3,250 words, maximum 3,750 words). Referencing style: ‘author-date’, ‘Harvard’ or ‘APA’ style)

Format: 12 point font and 1.5 line spacing, in MS Word. You must use (refer to) a minimum of 10 relevant scholarly works (books and journal articles). You can include non-scholarly references, but they do not contribute to the minimum count. You may also include course readings.

Marking Criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the topic (35%)
  • Extent and relevance of research (minimum of 10 scholarly references) (25%)
  • Coherence and efficacy of the essay’s argument (15%)
  • Clear and correct acknowledgement of sources (10%)
  • Clarity and precision of written expression (15%)

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Jee Young Lee

Research Interests

Creative industries, social media, communication technologies.

Dr Jee Young Lee

Thursday 10:00 17:00
Friday 09:00 12:00
Dr Jee Young Lee

Research Interests

Dr Jee Young Lee

Thursday 10:00 17:00
Friday 09:00 12:00

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