Korean History & Culture
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Asian Studies, History, Sociology
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
Course session will primarily be conducted in Real-time via Zoom (South Korea Standard Time). A few sessions may be delivered by pre-recorded content.
Description: This course introduces students to the history, culture, society, and economy and politics of contemporary Korea. By drawing on a wide range of materials across various disciplines, the course aims to provide a broad but coherent picture of Korea’s achievement and struggle to find its place in the contemporary world, and how political economic social and cultural changes have affected and continue to affect the lives of ordinary Koreans.
Objective: By the end of the course, students are expected to 1) obtain concise knowledge of contemporary Korean major events and understand the connections between the past and the present, 2) identify the key issue areas in contemporary Korea and articulate their significance, and 3) be able to evaluate and assess the processes through which Korea has been integrated into the web of global relations, and identify the challenges that the nation faces in the globalized world.