'(Component course for Film Studies)How did the events of the 20th century set the stage for Korea in the 21st century? How did the country become divided into North and South, and how have their paths diverged in the decades since? In this course, students will develop a nuanced perspective of the key political, social, and cultural developments in 20th-century Korean history through close readings of short stories, novellas, and films, including rare propaganda films producing during the colonial and Korean War eras and North Korean productions. All readings are in English, and all films include English subtitles. No knowledge of the Korean language is required.'