Clark W. Sorensen
JSIS A 584
Introduction to the social and political institutions of North and South Korea with an opportunity to master the most important literature on modern Korea. Focuses on the twentieth century with the major emphasis on the post-1945 period. Offered: A.
South and North Korean society and culture since 1945.
Student learning goals
Students will be aware of basic features of Korean kinship, folk religion, and gender relations
Students will be provided with tools for understanding economic development and social change
Students will be introduced to major social science works on Korea, and current controversies
General method of instruction
Lectures same as JSIS A 448 M-Th. Separate graduate discussion section.
General knowledge about Korea or Asia is helpful. No requirements.
Class assignments and grading
Two in-class essay exams, map quiz, bibliographical essay.
63 percent exams, 31 percent paper, 6 percent map quiz.