Survey of Korean Civilization

EALC-E 233 — Fall 2019

Spruce Hall B111
Days and Times
MW 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Course Description

This course traces the trajectory of cultural, political, social, and economic history of the Korean Peninsula from prehistorical to contemporary times. Along with main topics related to study of civilizations in historiography—what constitutes a civilization, when it begins, how it interacts with neighboring civilizations, modernity, and globalization—we will discuss conflicting interpretations of Korean history by Western, South Korean, and North Korean scholars, as well as representations of historical events in contemporary Korean popular culture, mainly movies and TV dramas. There will be many opportunities for intellectual engagement—from working with primary materials and analyzing video clips to attending special lectures, conferences, and Korean cultural events. No prior knowledge of Korean history is necessary but bringing your curiosity and open mind is a must!

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