This gateway course surveys the history of Korea from early times to the present. We will study the establishment of various sociopolitical orders and their characteristics alongside major cultural developments. Covered topics include: state formation and dissolution; the role of ideology and how it changes; religious beliefs and values; agriculture, commerce, and industry; changing family relations; responses to Western imperialism; and Korea's increasing presence in the modern world as well as its future prospects. Students will also be introduced to various interpretive approaches in the historiography. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean language is presumed.
Section 401 - LEC
MW 1100AM-1200PM
PARK, EUGENE
COLLEGE HALL 314
Section 402 - REC
CANCELED
Section 403 - REC
F 1200PM-0100PM
PARK, EUGENE
COLLEGE HALL 314
Section 404 - REC
CANCELED