- Class Number 4316
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
- Prof Kyung Moon Hwang
- Prof Kyung Moon Hwang
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
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 (1910-1945); 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse core social and historical issues in modern Korean history.
- Critically evaluate key historical events in Korea's modern history.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the key themes of gender, war, communism and capitalism as they relate to modern Korean history.
- Critically assess contemporary debates on the state of modern Korea and its role in the region and the world.
A History of Korea: An Episodic Narrative (3rd Edition)
Author: Kyung Moon Hwang
Available at HH bookstore (paperback) and Amazon.com (Kindle e-book)
Other reading and viewing assignments available on Wattle.
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||Week 1: Who lived in premodern Korea?||Readings from course textbook|
|2||Week 2: The 19th Century Problem||Readings, viewings|
|3||Week 3: Birth of Modern Korea||Student meetings with professor|
|4||Week 4: Fall of Joseon||First student presentations|
|5||Week 5: Gender and Nationhood in Colonial Korea|
|6||Week 6: War and Liberation||Wednesday: In-class Midterm Examination|
|7||Week 7: The Korean War Through Film|
|8||Week 8: Dictatorship and Development in South Korea|
|9||Week 9: Dictatorship and Development in North Korea|
|10||Week 10: South Korean Democratisation|
|11||Week 11: South Korea at the Turn of the 21st Century|
|12||Week 12: Historical Reckoning in the 2010s|
|13||Exam period||Final Projects|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Map Quiz||6 %||06/03/2023||06/02/2023||1,2|
|Class presentation||10 %||13/03/2023||15/06/2023||1,2,4|
|In-class Mid-term Examination||30 %||22/03/2023||15/04/2023||1,2,3,4|
|Final Project||35 %||02/06/2023||15/06/2023||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Active participation expected.
Mid-term (in-class) and final (take-home project).
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
19% of semester mark. Discussion of the day's theme, based mostly on the reading assignments, will be central to each class session. Thorough preparation and active participation are expected from each student. A daily numerical mark will be given to each student, and this will be averaged for the semester mark. Unexcused absences will be given a zero.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
6%. Taken in the second week of the semester in class. Maps available on Wattle.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
10%. A visually creative (with minimal text) 5-minute slide presentation that helps the audience understand the topic at hand. The topic is a question that the presenter, based on class readings, lectures, and/or discussion answers through evidence and reasoning. Can be a prelude to the student's final semester project.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
In-class Mid-term Examination
30%. Taken during the Wednesday meeting of Week 6. Paper and pen only. Essay format in response to a single, comprehensive question covering the first half of the course.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
35%. A individual research project on a topic finalised through consultation with the instructor. Due during final examination period.
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Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Kyung Moon Hwang
Prof Kyung Moon Hwang