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MPAS2137 Transformations of Korean Society (*) 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
Sabine Burghart

Learning outcomes

Students will become familiar with the key developments and changes of the Korean society and the main ideas, concepts, and categories of contemporary Korean culture.


The course begins with an overview of the preindustrial Chosôn-era society, and approaches contemporary Korea through institutions and phenomena such as family and kinship, religion, societal and economic change, modernization, and civil society.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Lectures, reading and writing assignments and final essay.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring
2. year spring

Autumn 2017

Study materials

Literature: List of readings will be provided before the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
Finnish Study Modules