Korean Language at TOPIK II-5 level. Open to MA Asian Studies students: Korea Studies (120 credits); East Asian Studies (60 credits) – Korea track; research with mentioned entry level.
In this seminar students read and discuss primary and secondary Korean language sources related to visual arts and the politics of culture in North Korea. Close reading and critical analysis of both North and South Korean texts introduces students to the theory and practices governing the North Korean art world, familiarizes them with an art-related lexicon, academic styles of writing and argumentation, and lets them think about the epistemic risks of ideological bias.
This course has the following goals:
to improve the Korean reading skills;
to introduce the state of the field
to develop a research methodology;
to develop deep reading skills of written and visual materials;
to further develop writing skills;
to further develop presentation skills.
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
The deadline(s) in MyTimetable is/are set for administrative purposes only. The actual date(s) will be communicated by the lecturer(s) in Brightspace.
Mode of instruction
Attendance policy: a strict attendance policy is imposed. Missing more than three sessions gets you barred from further attending the course and your papers may not be graded. Any absences must be notified in advance. Dispensation from the attendance rule is possible in consultation with the student adviser and for valid reasons only. Weekly reading assignments cannot be missed.
Students should familiarize themselves with the notion of academic integrity and the ways in which this plays out in their own work. A good place to start is this page. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students may not substantially reuse texts they have previously submitted in this or other courses. Minor overlap with previous work is allowed as long as it is duly noted in citation.
Students must submit their assignment(s) to Brightspace through Turnitin, so they can be checked for plagiarism. Submission via email is not accepted.
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Assessment and weighing
Continuous assessment through weekly assignments. Final grades will be determined by the following formula:
|Attendance & active participation in class discussions||15%|
|Weekly reading reports (500 words max.- article summary)||70%|
The final mark for this course is formed by the weighted average.
In order to pass the course, students must obtain an overall mark of 5.50 (=6) or higher.
The course is an integrated whole. All assessment parts must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.
Only if the total weighted average is insufficient (5.49 or lower) and the insufficient grade is the result of an insufficient mark for the weekly reading reports, a resit is possible in the form of a paper (70%). In that case the lecturer of the course may assign a (new) topic and give a new deadline.
A resit of the other partial assessments is not possible.
Inspection and feedback
Feedback will be supplied primarily through Brightspace. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the assessment results, a review will be organized.
Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory.
For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the information bar on the right
For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office Vrieshof.