The term paper seeks to allow the students a chance to explore a theme or aspect of Korean cinema theory through a T.V. Drama with the hope that it will allow for a better understanding of traditional as well as contemporary Korean culture. For this assignment, each student will pick a Korean drama and examine it thoroughly, conclude what statements it makes about society, history, ethics, and/or traditions. Please note, regardless of what drama you choose,it is highly recommended the number of episodes does not exceed 35. Students are required to confirm their choice with the instructor. Criteria:
Note that while all five criteria are required for an A grade, these criteria are listed in order of importance:
1. Quality of research: creativity (independent thinking), the strength of topic, appropriate use of primary (where relevant) and secondary sources, depth and breadth of reading, the extent of thorough analysis
2. Critical engagement: with and understanding of the material; selection and application of relevant theory and method.
3. Visual analysis
4. Coherency of argument
5. Presentation and Scholarly apparatus: clarity of expression, language use, structure (e.g. introduction, conclusion), referencing, bibliography.
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