Key Western Texts

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Key Western Texts

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Creative Writing, European Studies, Speech Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    Key Western Texts introduces students to fundamental writings (primary sources of great influence) in the Western tradition from a broad spectrum of fields. The aim is to achieve a critical understanding of these texts that thus enables students to participate in this tradition themselves. Texts derive from philosophy, history, literature, economics, religion, sociology etc.

    Course Description
    Class discussions are conducted in Socratic fashion and demand a high level of active student participation. Texts will be distributed by email or photocopy and prepared by students as homework. These will be the basis of our discussions. An analysis will focus, above all, on ‘close readings’ of the texts. Every few weeks students will then be required to write a critical essay regarding the text in question.

    Required Textbooks
    None. The instructor will provide all class materials.