Seung Bum Kye
From earliest times to the present. Development of Korean society and culture in terms of government organization, social and economic change, literature, and art. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 212.
This course explores the history of Korea from prehistoric times to the present with emphasis on the past six centuries, tracing the development of Korean civilization in terms of government organization, social and economic change, intellectual trend, and cultural unity and diversity, including the US role in shaping the two Koreas, the current nuclear issue, and the prospect of reunification. With the completion of this course, students are expected to understand mainstream Korean history and the current situations in and around the two Koreas, as well as discuss some topics on Korea based on their own formulated ideas and thoughts.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture (80% or more) and discussion (20% or less), depending on the number of students
Class assignments and grading
One map quiz (5%), mid-term (25%), a 10-15 page paper (30%), and the final (40%).