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VISC 4B12
Modern Korean Art and Society
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course examines the dramatic transformation of Korean society and art from the end of the 19th century until today. Korea’s history and art are a result of its historic interaction with the hegemonic powers of China and Japan and the contemporary influences of the United States.  Its modern history and art are heavily indebted to the experiences of colonialism, war, the territorial division into North and South Korea, military authoritarianism, rapid industrialization, consumer culture and grassroots democratization movements. The course will draw on diverse materials such as art works, film, history texts, in order to show the interactions between politics, culture, arts and ideas during this historical transformation.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 4B96: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Formation and Locations of Modern Korean Society and Culture may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Revised title and course description 2010-11
Course was last updated June 11, 2010 - 3:20 PM