This course surveys the history of Korea from early times to 1800, focusing on the establishment of various sociopolitical orders and their characteristics as well as major cultural developments. Covered topics include: state formation and dissolution; status hierarchy and social mobility; the role of ideology and how it changes; religious beliefs and values; agriculture, crafts and commerce; and changing family relations and gender roles. Students will also be introduced to various interpretive approaches in the historiography. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean language is presumed. The course fulfills the College's History and Tradition Sector and Cross Cultural Analysis requirements. For the History major and minor, this course counts toward the pre-1800 and Asia requirements.
Section 401 - LEC
TR 0300PM-0430PM