- Code ASIA6006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Ruth Barraclough
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate in separate classes.
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 and specifically women in the creation of North Korea; 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Comprehend and critically analyse key social and historical issues in modern Korean history.
2. Evaluate watershed historical events in Korea's modern history.
3. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the key themes of gender, war, communism and capitalism as they relate to modern Korean history and develop original analysis of these themes.
4. Integrate theoretical debates with historical analysis to develop an understanding of modern Korea within the region and the world.
5. Apply research skills to evaluate topics related to Korea.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Indicative AssessmentGeography and Biography Quiz 20% (LO 1,2)
Tutorial Presentation 10% (LO 1,2)
Tutorial Essay 20% (LO 1,2,4,5)
Class Participation 10% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
Research Project 40% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
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3 contact hours per week plus 7 non-contact hours. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6986||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||14 Sep 2021||29 Oct 2021||In Person||View|