Introduction to Korean History and Culture
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Asian Studies, History
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
A general survey of the historical development of various aspects of Korean civilization, including politics, society and economy, thought and religion, and the arts. This course will cover the main themes in Korean history and their historical interpretations, from prehistoric times to the modern period. It will also pay special attention to social systems, religion, and culture, as well as the changing geopolitics of the region. Through this course, students will have a better understanding of the challenges Korea faced in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Each day will consist of half lecture and half discussion. For discussion, students will be assigned to lead discussion and will be graded on their ability to stimulate an interesting and provocative discussion with their group.
Students are expected to attend lectures regularly, to actively participate in discussions, and to keep up with reading assignments. Weekly assignments will be given on the readings. There will be a mid-term and a final examination.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.