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Clark W. Sorensen
SISEA 585
Seattle Campus

Research Seminar: Modern Korea

Advanced instruction in problems and methods of research in Korean history. Foreign language not required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

Students are expected in this course to write a major seminar paper that can be used to fulfill one of their requirements for completing the Korean Regional Studies MA course. Other graduate students planning to write dissertations on Korea may also find this course useful for writing portions of a dissertation proposal.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course is a seminar. Students will do much of their work alone with the individual advice of the instructor. Weekly classes will be used as a forum within which students can present their ideas and work, and learn from the experience and/or constructive criticism of the professor and other students.

Recommended preparation

Students need a good background on Korea to take this course. Students should have completed SISEA 584 and HSTAS 481 and 182.

Class assignments and grading

Students will prepare biliographies, paper outlines, and write their papers. The will present drafts of their ideas for class discussion.

95% of the grade is based on the quality of the final paper. A small proportion of the grade will be based on class participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Clark W. Sorensen
Date: 10/26/2004