ANS 301M • 10-Introduction to Korean Culture and History
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
This survey course introduces Korean history and culture from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the period after 1800. We begin, in other words, with the Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla, and end with prediction about Korean unification in the 21st century. General topics include philosophy and religion; institutional development, and socioeconomic change; ethnic and cultural nationalism, and other forms of identity (e.g. class, gender, region). In particular, we shall explore the complex relationships between colonialism and modernity, authoritarianism and development, revolution and reform. Prior knowledge of Korea is not required.
Short Essays 25% Attendance/participation 25% Quizzes 25% Final 25%
Carter Eckert, Ki Baek Lee, et al. Korea Old and New: A History Hagen Ko, editor, State and Society in Contemporary Korea Course reader compiled by instructor