BOYS AND girls
are talking face to face in the classroom. Gasp! Are they chatting in class? No,
beside them a professor is looking at the scene smiling. Students are in the
middle of a class activity. What are they studying? It is how to date and marry.
|▲ by Doh
The "Dates and Marriages in Modern Society" (UCI1131/
three-credits/ elective major subject) aims at studying the relationship of
romantic lovers and married couples based on theories other than the common
ideas of society. The Dept. of Child & Family Studies takes charge of this
class. The grades are evaluated by exam (60%), assignment (20%), participation
(10%) and attendance (10%).
This course is very popular
among students because of its name and contents. Specifically, students learn
the theory of love, match selection, marriage plan and other categories using
the text book The Marriage (2003). The professor mostly teaches the class using
powerpoint material. Class activities and sessions watching videos are also
added. Additionally, it is characteristic that couples sit together in the
Park Sang-ouk (Soph., Dept. of Library & Info.
Science) says, "I found myself trying to understand my girlfriend better than
before." "This course is a time to reflect on oneself again. For couples, it
will be a chance to understand each other and singles will also be able to learn
how to improve relationships with others," says Chun Yeun-jin (Visiting Prof.,
Dept. of Child & Family Studies).
Everyone dreams of a
romantic date and a happy marriage. However easily spoken it may be, it is not a
simple task. If you learn how to care for others step by step, you will be able
to form a good relationship, now and for the forseeable future.