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.
Section 401 - LEC
MW 0300PM-0400PM
PARK, EUGENE
WILLIAMS HALL 421
Section 402 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
HERSHEY, ZACHARY
WILLIAMS HALL 214
Section 403 - REC
F 1200PM-0100PM
HERSHEY, ZACHARY
WILLIAMS HALL 214