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Sun-Hee Yoon
HSTAS 212
Seattle Campus

History of Korean Civilization

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.

Class description

This course introduces Korean civilization through the voices of those who made it. As a broad survey of Korean history from prehistoric times through the twentieth century, it examines the major developments, institutions, and forces that shaped the identity of the Koreans. Students will be expected to develop a basic cultural and historical vocabulary and improve their understanding of the contemporary situation.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The class will consist of lectures, discussions and films

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites

Class assignments and grading

Will be outlined in the course syllabus.

Exams (2 mid-term and 1 final), daily quizzes, 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 Sun-Hee Yoon
Date: 02/21/2008