EALC 380. Popular Cultures of East Asia. 3 Hours NW / H.

This course examines the contemporary popular cultures of Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan, with particular emphasis on relations between East Asia and North America. Students study the issue of globalization and how the transnational flow of commodities and culture affects local societies and individual identities. They learn to identify, describe, and analyze the cross-cultural content of popular cultural artifacts and modes of expression relating to East Asia. To this end, they explore in detail such subjects as: fashion, foodways, cinema, manga, soap operas, and punk rock. Not open to students who have taken EALC 580. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/east-asian-languages-cultures/ba/

...Japan EALC 350 Contemporary Japan EALC 363 Gendered Modernity in East Asia EALC 380 Popular...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/american-studies/ba-bgs/

...EALC 332 Asian Literature in Translation: _____ EALC...Caribbean Literature 3 FMS 380 American Popular Culture...