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ISL 301 : Understanding Korean Literature

This course surveys the trajectory within which Korea셲 modern experience has been represented in the literary texts ranging from the first modern novel to those of contemporary writers. The course materials are determined by the availability of the translated versions of modern Korean literature.

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ISL 302 : Experiencing Korean Theatre

This course is for learning Korean Theater and performing one Korean play which is translated into English. Students will rehearse the play in class and finally perform it at the theater for the final exam. Also, the students will visit a professional theatre in Seoul at least one time.

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ISL 303 : Understanding Contemporary Korea Film

This course offers a thorough exploration of Korean culture through experiencing contemporary Korean films. Through close watching and detailed discussions of major works in the history of Korean cinema, students will examine how Korean films has represented the uniqueness and universality of the cultural identity and the historical contexts within which the films were produced.

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ISL 304 : Intercultural Performance

In this course we will collaborate in the studio on 쁦ntercultural projects. We will deploy our technical resources of music, movement, story, and visual imagery in new and untested ways. We will seek insightful and powerful ways of working with classmates as we collaborate across difference. As we create we work to make a space of safety and trust, of risk taking and imagination. During this process we will also analyze the various aesthetic, cultural, and social implications of our intercultural creations.

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ISL 305 : Comparative Family Structure of Korea and America

This course will deal with "family" in broad terms. Some of the questions we will try to answer during the course of study are: Do all societies in the world share the same notion of "family"? Who are included in the "family"? What are the roles required (or demanded) of men and women in the "family"? What is a "proper family"? What is a "dysfunctional family?" and other interesting questions you may have. The objective of this course is to enlighten students about the concept of family and family members in the world and to be appreciative of our own family.

ISL 306 : Korean Culture and Society

This course aims at introducing students to fundamental elements of contemporary Korean culture and society. The challenge is to identify the salient patterns of cultural construction in the major aspects of society. A variety of topics will be covered, including socio-cultural changes on the Korean peninsula, religious traditions in Korea, the changing role of women in society and other socio-cultural transformations. Such a task becomes particularly significant in the study of Korean culture, which, in the span of nearly five millennia, has evolved into a uniquely artistic, politically resilient, and socio-economically dynamic existence in today셲 global community. For the promotion of in-depth cross-cultural understanding, the course consists not only of lectures but also student participation in discussions, projects and presentations.

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ISL 307 : Nutritious Korean Foods

Nutritional, cultural and scientific aspects of Korean foods and cuisine will be discussed. Facts and fallacies concerning the role that nutrition and proper food selection and preparation play in maintaining good health and preventing disease will be also discussed. Additionally, students will make presentations on their own traditional foods. The course involves several types of activities including field trips and Kimchi preparation.

ISL 308 : Introduction to Documentary Film

This course combines viewing documentary films and making a short documentary in a basic level. Students will make five-to-ten-minute documentary films using personal digital cameras(smartphones) and free editing software.
Every week, students will watch a documentary film and footage students shoot a week before. After in-class screening of works-in-progress, students will use instructor and peer feedback to enhance the quality of their work. This course will help students understand fundamentals of visual story telling. Students will gain hands-on documentary production experience.

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ISL 309 : Syntax

The course aims at helping students have a critical understanding of linguistics as one of the main disciplines in the cognitive science. Students will have a critical understanding of theoretical linguistics as compared with school grammar, which is practical in nature. The course also intends to help students have a scientific understanding of what is called Chomskian paradigm as compared with that of natural science. Students will have a critical view of linguistics as human science.

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 ISL 310 : Korean Leisure Sports and Culture

This course is to help students understand Korean Leisure culture and learn basic skills and rules of leisure sports . Also students will make a plan to keep their health efficiently with the leisure sports in their life.

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ISL 311 : Understanding Language

This course is about linguistics as the central discipline in cognitive science. It covers the close interaction of the human mind and the language. The course aims at helping students have a general understanding of the nature of human language and how the mind works to process various linguistic expressions.

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ISL 312 : Korean Entertainment

This course will introduce the creative and commercial rebirth of Korean Entertainment from 1990s and today. Also the class will examine Korean Wave as a business and a shaper of culture. This class is designed to broaden the understanding of the Korean entertainment media business. The students will investigate the fluid quality of entertainment notions like wide-release, realism in Korean drama, the globalization of K-pop and the 'Hallyu collaboration'.

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