- Code WARS6088
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject War Studies
- Areas of interest History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Leonid Petrov
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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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:On successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1) demonstrate an informed and integrated view of the Korean War within the transnational context
2) demonstrate an understanding of the Korean War as part of a long continuum of historical developments that link the past together in a transnational context
3) critique of the role of the Korean War in shaping the global Cold War
4) critically assess data from conventional archival sources and non-conventional sources
Indicative Assessment1.Weekly writing 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2.Class presentation PowerPoint 5% 1, 2, 4
3.Participation in class and on Wattle 5% 1, 2, 3, 4
4.Mid-term Essay 3,000 30% 3, 4, 5
5.Final Essay 4,000 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Workload130 hours workload over the whole semester including in class time and independent study.
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Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be available on Wattle.
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