Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Seoul, South Korea
- Program Terms: Fall
- Budget Sheets: Spring
Popular Culture is about everyday life. As a primary target market for the products of the trans-national culture industry machine, you are the experts in Contemporary Popular Culture. This course will facilitate deeper critical engagements with the Popular Culture you already consume and/or have an emerging interest. Together we will practice understanding the culture of everyday life as informed participants resisting the tyranny of passive consumption.
Just like Asian automobile makers disrupted the dominance of the American auto industry in the 1970s, Asian Popular Culture is poised to have a similar impact on American cultural production. Korean Popular Culture is leading the way. In this course you will have the opportunity to see first hand how these global dynamics are playing out in Seoul. We’ll see how Korean producers are making their products and get to talk to some of them about how they are doing it. Each student will focus their primary research on their own area of interest whether that be music, television, film, fashion, advertising, games, or any of the other things the 25 million people the Seoul are making for us to enjoy.
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|Faculty Leader||Michael Lupro, Associate Professor
Director of Sophomore Inquiry & Junior Clusters
Portland State University
Phone: (503) 725-5832
|Travel Dates||This will be a Spring 2022 class with travel dates in June 2022
|Areas of Study||All Majors welcome|
|Required Pre-Departure Work||Fall Term Coursework will include:
|Course & Credit||Students may choose between the following options:
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||Korean|
|Housing||Centrally located Hostels, rooms are shared with other program participants (upgrades to single rooms may be available at an additional cost)|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Minimum GPA Requirements||Undergraduate: 2.75
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
|Language Requirement||No previous language study required|
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|The PSU Education Abroad Scholarship worth $500 - $750 is available for this program!|
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*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.
*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.