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Psy has another hit, this time at Brandeis

PSY: Responsible for a hit at Brandeis?

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PSY: Responsible for a hit at Brandeis?

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How to explain the popularity of a new Korean language course being offered for the first time at Brandeis? Simple: Psy. The South Korean rapper whose song “Gangnam Style” was an enormous hit (and viral video) is believed to be the reason the new class, Korean 10A, exceeded enrollment in just a few hours. Most of the 18 students who signed up for the class don’t have Korean roots, but do have interest in K-pop music. “Psy did increase my curiosity about the Korean language,” junior Sara Brande told the website BrandeisNow. “I knew Psy was a really famous comedian so I wanted to learn Korean to understand his jokes.” Ku Jung, a Brandeis senior who helped create Korean 10A, said, “The demand for the Korean course has been simply astounding.”

Mark Shanahan can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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