• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Ruth Barraclough
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

Geography 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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Workload

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. 

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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9378 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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