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Wealth and Poverty in Korea

Course Number: ASIAN 383 (U-M), EALC 398 CIC Section (UIUC)

Times: Tu/Th| 3:00PM – 4:30PM (CT) | 4:00PM – 5:30PM (ET)

Instructor: Juhn Ahn

Description: This course examines the various ways in which individuals and institutions have tried to come to terms with the concept of wealth and poverty in Korea. Rather than limit the notion of wealth and poverty to the possession of material goods or the lack thereof, this course explores the various ways in which wealth and poverty create and have created meaning, beauty, ugliness, social relationships, and visions of utopia in Korea. There are no prerequisites or exams for this course. Students will be expected to write weekly reading blogs and three drafts of a research paper on wealth and poverty.

Hosting University: U-M

Participating Universities: UIUC

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