This course will focus on Korean boy group, BTS, analyzing their influence through an academic lens. Some of the content we will cover includes the artists’ history, image, and philanthropy. The class attempts to define their impact by discussing globalization and media portrayals. Students will be able to reflect on their own perspectives regarding the intersection of culture, language, and identity by observing BTS’ rise to fame in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
In-class sessions will consist of lectures, screenings, and group discussions. Lectures will focus on introducing material, while the screenings will supplement the material.
Out-of-class assignments will consist of weekly reflections that require analyzing concepts discussed in class. Additionally, the readings due each week will aid in preparation for the following class.
Attendance is highly crucial as it is where most of the learning and discussions will take place and it is what the assignments are based upon. Participation depends on engagement in class and doing the readings.
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|Kerry Wong, Sydney Tran, Alejandra Aguilar Arce, Olivia Chung, Rianna Escobar, Paola Diaz, Andrea Medrano, Jonas Guiterrez