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Dr. Joel Brereton, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2007

ANS 301M • 10-Introduction to Korean Culture and History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31520 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
WAG 201
OPPENHEIM

Course Description

This course is designed as an introductory overview of Korean history, culture, and society from ancient times to the present. It aims also to encourage students to locate their knowledge about Korea in relation to perspectives from other disciplines, while thinking critically about how history, culture, and society are understood. Readings on Korean history and more contemporary social issues will be supplemented with novels, poetry, short stories, and film. This class has no prerequisites.

Grading Policy

1 map quiz (4% of total grade) 2 tests during the term (20% of total grade each for a total of 40%) 1 final exam (30% of total grade) 4 short reaction papers (one page or so each; 4% each for 16% total) Class participation/attendance (10% of total grade)

Texts

Seth, Michael, A Concise History of Korea Cumings, Bruce, Korea's Place in the Sun Kendall, Laurel (ed), Under Construction Kim Ronyoung, Clay Walls Shorter readings to be placed on EReserve

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