Classes at UCLA

Prof. Oak’s Classes at UCLA

Asian 19 Christianities in East Asia (Fiat lux seminar, 1) For freshmen. A review of history of Christianities in China, Japa, and Korea, focusing on the contemporary issues.

Korean M60 Introduction to Korean Religions (GE 5)
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Historical development of religions (shamanism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Christianity, new religions, and Islam) in Korea, beliefs and practices, impact of religions on modern Korean culture and society. Coverage varies. Letter grading.

Korean 148 A/B/C Reading Academic Korean (4)
A: Contemporary academic articles and writings (1945-now). B: Primary Korean sources during the colonial period (1910-45). C: Korean writings in early modern Korea (1876-1910).

Korean 153 Korea West Encounters (4)
A historical review of the encounters between Western civilization and cultures (politics, thoughts, science, religions) and Korea from the 17th century to the current Korean diaspora and the Korean Wave.

Korean 172 Topics in Korean Christianity (4)
Lecture and discussion, three hours; Surveys a history of Korean Christianity, mostly Protestantism, and focuses on its major issues and movements. Reviews the indigenization of Christianity in its encounters with Korean religions, and the distinctiveness of Korean Christianity compared to Chinese or Japanese Christianity. Letter grading only. Graduate students can sign up.

Korean 173 Christianity and North Korea (4)
History of Christianity in North Korea and Pyongyang; Christianity since 1945; Refugees from North Korea; and the Christian reunification movement

Korean 177 Introduction to Modern Korean Thought (4)
Lecture and discussion, three hours; Requisite: course 50. Knowledge of Korean not required. Survey of Korean thought in late 19th and 20th centuries, including religious thought, political thought, feminism, nationalism, and economic thinking and practice. Letter grading. Graduate students can sign up.

Chinese 143/243 Readings of Sino-Korean Sources of Modern Korea (4)
Seminar, three hours. Recommended preparation: reading knowledge of Korean and basic classical Chinese. Readings and discussions of Sino-Korean and Korean texts published in modern Korean newspapers, magazines, and books from 1885 to 1970. Concurrently scheduled with course C249. Letter grading.

Korean 248 Reading Korean Scholarly Journals: Social and Cultural Change as Reflected in Academic Discourse (4)
Seminar, three hours. Recommended preparation: basic reading knowledge of Korean. Reading of recently published academic journal articles in Korean language. Coverage of rapidly changing multiple Korean identities and related issues in family, marriage, gender, urban poverty, and religious culture in context of globalization and neo-liberalism. Seminar, three hours.

Korean 272 Seminar: History of Korean Christianity (4)
Coverage of representative scholars’ writings on history of Korean Christianity, with focus on Protestantism. Issues include politics, identities of Korean Christians and Western missionaries, church growth and decline, medical, educational, literary, and woman’s work, and Christianity’s encounters with Korean religions, and foreign missions. S/U or letter grading.

Korean 273 Seminar: Reading Texts of Korean Christianity (4)
Reading primary sources of Christianity in Korea: English, Chinese, and Japanese materials.

Korean 274 Seminar: Korean American Christianity (4)
Selected topics of Korean American Churches, including history, generations, gender, and socio-cultural issues

Asian 596 Directed Individual Studies (4)
For graduates Students.

Asian 599 Dissertation Presparation: Ph. D. Dissertation
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