Korean Literature in Translation: Modern
Fall 2016 - Prof. Hanscom is by far the best professor that I have at UCLA . His Korea C151 class is FANTASTIC. The class materials, readings, and powerpoint slides are splendid. If you read all required readings before each class, you will learn that it is a blessing to be able to go to a class taught by someone who masters the subject and cares about the materials in great details. Prof. Hanscom is very approachable, extremely smart, funny, and willing to help students. This class will offer you an invaluable chance to develop a sophisticated taste for Modern Korean Fiction from authors such as Yi Kwangsu, Hwang Sok-yong, Cho Se-hui, Kim Yong-ha, Pak Mingyu, and many more. The class ends a while ago, but I often think of T. H. White's passage " still the light of memory weaves" that Prof. Hanscom introduced during one of the classes. Highly recommend this class to anyone who loves literature or cares to "learn from one of the best UCLA professors" before graduation.