Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 128 - Creative Geniuses or Hard Workers: Innovation Insights from South Korea

Upper division
Full credit
MTuWTh, 6:00 PM - 8:35 PM

South Korea is currently ranked as one of the world’s most innovative countries, beating out countries like Japan and the USA (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-03/south-korea-leads-world-in-innovation-u-s-drops-out-of-top-10).

This Course, “Creative Geniuses or Hard Workers: Innovation Insights from South Korea”, is designed to raise awareness of the culture of Creativity and Innovation in South Korea. Special attention is placed on what makes Korean culture so innovative - are they highly creative people or is it rooted in a hardworking Asian culture? As nations increasingly aim to become “creative economies” (Florida, 2002), we look at the role of national culture in Korea’s best-known creative industries, namely electronics, beauty, and entertainment, to more deeply understand the local and global business contexts that have made companies like Samsung, Hyundai, Paris Baguette and BTS, some of the most innovative in the world. We will also compare and contrast Korea and other nations (China, Japan and USA) on innovation, to better understand how national systems of innovation are created.


Core Designation: Global Perspectives

Instructor(s): Xiaotian Zhang & Yung-Jae Lee
Email:  xz4@stmays-ca.edu

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  ENG 5/108 and SEM 002/102
Course Fee:  200

Credits: 1

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