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Traditional Korean Poetry: Sijo

Course Title: Traditional Korean Poetry: Sijo

Course Number: KOR 420 (RU), ASIAN 380 (U-M,) LANG 3503 UMN)

Corse Schedule: M/W 2:00-3:15PM (CT) 11:30AM-12:50PM (ET)

Instructor: Young-mee Yu Cho

Hosting University: Rutgers University

Description: The course examines one of the most prominent and enduring poetic forms of traditional Korea, sijo. Sijo, a three-line verse form written to be performed in a musical setting, emerged in the latter part of the Koryŏ dynasty (918-1392), flourished through the Chosŏn dynasty (1392-1910), and has transformed itself into contemporary forms. Explore the unique structural and thematic properties of sijo through the lens of the language, religion and culture of Korea.

Participating Universities: University of Minnesota, University of Michigan

Academic Calendar: Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus’ academic calendar.