There is a limit of 20 enrolments for this course.
This course aims to provide both a historical and a sociocultural understanding of the origins, development and impact of the Korean War (1950-1953). Often dubbed “the Forgotten War,” the Korean War was an integral part of the global Cold War. The Korean peninsula became one of the most volatile zones in global politics. In addition to reading standard accounts of the war from the perspective of diplomatic and military history, students will also learn about other aspects of the war through its portrayal in literature, films and photography to come to a fuller understanding of the complexity, nuance and legacy of the Korean War. The course examines the deep historical roots that led to the War, the various states, militaries, media and international organizations that became involved in the conflict and the human experiences that are not often included in political or historical narratives.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1) comprehend the overall historical development of the Korean War
2) understand the lasting impact of the Korean War as part of a continuum of a long historical development that links the past and the present
3) apply analytical skills to develop a deeper understanding of the broader regional and global political developments, especially the Cold War
4) analyse the War from multiple perspectives, ranging from political and economic to personal and psychological
5) acquire the relevant background for a better understanding of contemporary conflicts and tensions between North and South Korea and between North Korea and the US and neighbouring Asian states, especially China and Japan
Indicative AssessmentWeekly writing 20% 1, 2, 3, 4
Class presentation PowerPoint 5% 1, 2, 3, 5
Participation in class and on Wattle 5% 1, 2, 3, 4
Mid-term Essay 2,000 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Essay 3,000 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|24 Jul 2017
|31 Jul 2017
|31 Aug 2017
|27 Oct 2017