Course Schedule

To register for a class in UAccess please click here.

Advanced search
Spring 2018
EAST ASIAN STUDIES

EAS 352 – Class, Gender, and Family in Korea
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course aims to allow students to learn about Korea using the three focuses of class, gender, and family. Reading ethnographic literature will be a tool to understand how class, gender, and family have been formed in Korea. Korea has transformed from one of the world's poorest agriculturally based countries to a postindustrial country in a very short time period. More than 80% of the entire population redefined itself as middle class, which shows Korean people's strong desire for upward mobility. Family has played an important role in realizing upward mobility and forming a middle-class identity. The gender-division of labor based on the separation between public and private spheres has functioned as an effective system for fast economic development while deepening gender discrimination. Marginalization of women has resulted in the abnormal growth of the private sphere where an extremely competitive education system and real estate speculation have been formed as family strategies for upward mobility. The particularity of Korean modernity can be found in the process of the interwoven formation of class, gender, and family.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 310
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Sunyoung Yang
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 31 / 60
    • Days: We
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 310
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 31 / 60
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Sunyoung Yang
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 31 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 31 / 60