• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies

 This course will introduce students to the history of Korea from 1800 to the present with an emphasis on modernity, gender, war and capitalism. Using primary sources, literary works, documentary, and film, we will explore such topics as: the genealogy of modern Korean nationalism through peasant and aristocratic rebellions in the 19th century; the tangled relationship between Korea and Japan during the period of Japanese colonial rule (19120-1945); how North Korea became communist; the scars of the Korean War (1950-53); counter-cultural movements in 1970s and 80s South Korea; and contemporary challenges facing South and North Korea. This course will give students a thorough grounding in Korean history, and introduce them to major interpretative currents in the study of Korean history.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the end of the course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of security issues in Southeast Asia. They will have obtained in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of internal conflicts prevalent in the region, and will have studied the conflict preventation mechanisms in place to address them.

In addition, students will have deepened their analytical and presentational skills, preparing them for future professional work in government, think tanks, intelligence, academia or development agencies.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial attendance and participation 10%,

Tutorial presentation 15%,

Tutorial paper (2,000 words) 25%,

Main essay (4,000 words) 50%.

Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the graduate students' interests.

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Workload

Contact Hours: One two-hour lecture and one one-hour tutorial

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA2040.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9279 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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