- Class Number 7299
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Prof Kyung Moon Hwang
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
- Alison Darby
This course is designed to give students an overview of contemporary South Korean politics snd society in the period from the 1960s to the present. The course reviews recent socio-political changes in Korea including Korea's rapid economic development in the 1960s and in the 1970s, democratisation and the resurrection of civil society in the 1980s, and globalisation and neoliberal reforms since the 1990s. This course will explore relevant theories and concepts in the social sciences (mainly political science and sociology) to analyse these changes in Korea. During the tutorials the students will be given an opportunity to discuss in depth some pressing political and social issues in Korea, seek parallels in other Asian and Western societies and consider possible solutions to these problems at structural, institutional and behavioral levels.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have gained an understanding of how contemporary South Korean society works and a broad knowledge of the major features of its politics, everyday life and culture.
Students will be expected to pursue individual research projects that result in papers, for the midterm and final essay, based considerably on primary sources (in translation).
A History of Korea
Author: Kyung Moon Hwang
Availability: Campus Bookstore and Amazon.com
Series of translated primary sources published by the Academy of Korean Studies, all in Menzies Library and put on reserve.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to course and current circumstances||Lectures|
|2||Historical overview of first half of the 20th century||Readings, lectures/presentations, first response paper|
|3||Politics of South Korea 1||Readings, lectures, discussion|
|4||Politics of South Korea 2||Readings, lectures, discussion, first paper|
|5||Economics 1||Readings, lectures, discussion|
|6||Economics 2||Readings, lectures, discussion, midterm essay|
|7||External Relations 1||Readings, lectures, discussion|
|8||External Relations 2||Readings, lectures, discussion|
|9||Culture 1||Readings, lectures, discussion|
|10||Culture 2||Readings, lectures, discussion|
|11||Society 1||Readings, lectures, discussion|
|12||Society 2||Readings, lectures, discussion, final essay|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Class attendance and discussion participation||19 %||28/10/2022||11/11/2022||1|
|Weekly response paper||31 %||28/10/2022||11/11/2022||2|
|Mid-term essay||20 %||05/09/2022||20/09/2022||4|
|Final essay||25 %||04/11/2022||11/11/2022||5|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1
Class attendance and discussion participation
Class attendance and discussion participation
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2
Weekly response paper
Short 300-word, two-paragraph essays answering a question about the week's readings and/or lectures.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 3
A slide presentation, featuring audio/visual sources, on a topic to be further explored in either the midterm or final essay.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 4
A research paper of 1200 words.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 5
Final essay on a topic or theme that is different from that of the midterm essay.
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