From The World of the Married to It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, we’ve watched fans of these popular Korean drama series offer their deep and insightful takes on each episode. But for K-drama fans who want to take their appreciation to the next level, the University of the Philippines Diliman is offering an elective on analysing K-drama series in the Academic Year 2020-2021.
That’s right, UP students: it’s time to put your binge-watching skills to the test. If you’ve ever wished you could watch episodes of Crash Landing on You and get college credit for it, then this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
What to know about the K-drama elective
Entitled “Special Topics: Analysis of K-drama Series,” the elective is offered under the College of Mass Communication, but it will be open to students of all colleges within UP Diliman. Professor Ma. Amor Aljibe will teach this class, which will take place for three hours once a week. For the exact time slots, you may check out the class schedules here.
According to the instructor’s remarks, this elective on K-drama analysis requires a stable internet connection, video conferencing apps such as Messenger or Viber, and a computer or device for watching K-dramas. Plus, you need an account on the University Virtual Learning Environment (UVLE), an online learning management system at UP Diliman.
As early as now, professor Aljibe encourages potential students to start watching the following K-drama series: Crash Landing on You, Chicago Typewriter, and Misaeng. Knowing how many Filipinos are already avid fans of K-dramas in general, catching up shouldn’t be a problem.
So, if you’re a student reading this, why not sign up for this K-drama analysis elective? You just might emerge as a certified expert on K-dramas. For everyone else out of school: These fun classes really make you long for your student days, don’t they?
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