This course explores contemporary Korean popular culture by engaging in social and cultural representations from the Korean War to the present day. This course will help students to understand current Korean popular culture as well as the Korean Wave (Hallyu) that is spreading across the globe. This course will also help students to grasp contemporary Korean culture and Korean identity; as well as the values and images depicted in modern Korea. It explores diverse topics including music (K-pop), movies, K-dramas, K-beauty, fashion, food, gaming culture, leisure activities, as well as sports. This course is the same as KOR 345 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.
This course is an introductory level course in data science. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts in data science. The course will focus on three major themes: Data characteristics, data science pipeline, and data-driven applications. Topics include: Data diversity, data products, data collection methods, data cleaning, and formatting, storing and sharing data, privacy, and confidentiality of data, data security, small data analysis, and statistical analysis. All concepts covered will be illustrated using hands-on experiments and problem-based learning activities, analyzing real-world data sets to develop data science skills.