So, you’re into K-Pop? K-pop and global media culture

Course summary

Discipline Communication and Media
DatesCourse closed
Duration3 Days
Delivery Online


This short course is designed to introduce you to contemporary Korean popular culture in the digital era and its dynamic cultural and social impact on youth culture. It consists of three modules: 1) K-Pop and global pop culture, 2) K-Pop and social change movements (BTS, ARMY fan club), 3) K-Pop and the maturation of youth culture. In each module you will be participating in different activities, including reflective exercises, creating a K-Pop playlist/mixtape, and a case study.  At the end of the course, you will have developed a better understanding of global media and pop cultures and can decide your level of future interest in this topic either as a student or future media professional, citizen, consumer, and/or global cosmopolitan.

Course Highlights

  • Develop a basic understanding of K-Pop phenomenon, and how it has become a global
  • Build knowledge of global popular culture and its social, political and cultural impacts in the digital era
  • Develop basic skills in primary research about global media and communication


Open: Now Open
Close: 23rd September 2020


This course is open to interested Year 11 and Year 12 students


5, 7, 9 October 2020



Course Information

Course requirements

  • Access to the internet and a laptop/desktop with a microphone.
  • Access to a smartphone device with a camera.
  • Software to be used: Zoom, Microsoft Team, Canvas

Start time

Live Sessions

  • Monday 5th October: 9.30-11.30am
  • Wednesday 7th October: 9.30-11.30am
  • Friday 9th October: 9.30-11.30am

Course duration

3 days – combined asynchronous and synchronous learning

Delivery modes

Online only


Certificate of Participation awarded on completion

Meet your Presenter

Jee Young Lee
Lecturer in Communication and Media

Jee Young Lee is the Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the News & Media Research Centre and Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. She has developed a program of research in the fields of communication and media across diverse research methods and also different cultures with collaborations both within Australia and internationally. Her research focuses on social and cultural impacts of digital communication and technologies, including emerging digital excluded social groups in developed communities, digital engagement and digital trust among young people and growing technology adoption in emerging markets, such as Asia-Pacific regions, and its effects on individuals and societies.

Related Degrees

Course CodeAward
ARB 101Bachelor of Communication and Media (Corporate and Public Communication)
ARB 103Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication)

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