The University of the Philippines Diliman will be offering a class to analyze K-drama series for Academic Year 2020-2021.
The class, which will be taught by Ma Amor Aljibe, requires a Netflix account or access to the K-drama series Crash Landing on You (CLOY), Chicago Typewriter, and Misaeng. It also requires access to an internet connection, video conferencing platforms, the necessary gadgets, and the like.
The elective – "Special Topics: Analysis of K-drama Series" – is open to all colleges and is scheduled to take place weekly on Fridays, from 1 pm to 4 pm.
The class first went viral likely because of a post on the group "Narinig Ko sa UP." But that it's popular is no surprise – K-dramas, both old and new, continue to be big hits in the Philippines.
Crash Landing On You, which streamed on the Netflix at the same time it premiered in South Korea, was a huge hit in the Philippines. Its two stars were recently tapped to be the faces of a Philippine telecommunication company.
As of writing, at least 150 people has signed up for the class, which only has 20 slots.
Of course, it's not the first time a university has offered an elective that focuses on popular televisions series. In 2013, Ateneo de Manila University offered an elective called "Contemporary Topics in Theology: Game of Thrones." – Rappler.com