Modern History and Culture of Korea: From Imperialism to Two Koreas (CLAC.50)|
Fall 2021 not offered
This course will serve as an introduction to the more recent history and culture of Korea; South Korea's rebirth from the remnants of a devastating war into a globalized country whose cultural influence has grown drastically since the 2000s. We will be discussing politics and diplomacy, economic development and industrialization, the growth of mass culture, and social changes concerning Korean women and family. Key topics will include the colonial period, the Korean War and national division, the struggle for democracy, and Korean pop culture. Course material will include films, dramas, and literature on these topics.
This course will be conducted in Korean. Students who have either completed three years of Korean or meet the language fluency equivalent are encouraged to take this course. Native speakers of Korean are also welcome.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Polit Econ)
1) Selected chapters: Learning Advanced Korean through Modern History of Korea. 2) Hwang, K.M. (2016). A HISTORY OF KOREA (An Episodic Narrative). London, UK: Palgrave. ISBN: 978-1-4039-3811-4 (hardback) ISBN: 978-1-4039-3812-1 (paperback)
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Examination and Assignments
Class presentations and short essays on each chapter.
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This course is part of Wesleyan's Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) initiative; for more information, see https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/eventsprograms/clac/index.html.
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