KOREA 40

Korean Wave: Globalization of South Korean Popular Culture

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This was the worst lecturer I have ever dealt with at UCLA. The class content did not cover the globalization of Korean pop culture, and rather, Heejin didn’t seem to be knowledgeable on that topic at all. We learned about the dark secrets of Korea and problematic cultural norms, which I actually found to be interesting. However, what made this class so terrible was her whack citation rules. Each week, we had a short reflection to write that incorporated the articles we read. Somehow this class turned into a citation course, because if you made even the tiniest of errors in citing your sources, she would give you a zero, and say that you plagiarized the entire assignment. For the weekly assignments, we were allowed to revise it upon receiving a zero, to try and raise our score. Yet, she refused to inform us what the error(s) were, and refused to give us help. She made us take an Indiana University citation certification mini-course, so she claimed that should’ve taught us everything we needed to know. Many of us would constantly go to the writing center for help, and they’d say our citations looked perfect. Yet, Heejin would still give us zeros. One time she even gave me a low grade on my assignment, purely because she said the way I incorporated the quote from the article blocked the flow of the writing. So the grading has nothing to do with your mastery of the course content, just how well you can follow her non-existent citation rules, that don’t even follow proper citation guidelines. When it came to the final essay, she claimed that I plagiarized the whole entire thing, but refused to give me a reason as to how it was supposedly plagiarized. If you emailed her with a question, or for help, she refused to answer it, and made us come into her office hours, because she said it was somehow unfair to other students. But when I would go to her office hours, she still refused to answer my questions, because she said it was unfair to students who couldn’t make it to her office hours. Every time I would go into her office hours, she was so extremely rude, unfriendly, cold, and condescending. I ended up dropping this course on the very last day. I highly urge anyone who is interested in the title of this course to bypass it if Heejin is the one lecturing it.

Summer Quarter 2019
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