• 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 Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Leonid Petrov
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

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 Assessment

1.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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Workload

130 hours workload over the whole semester including in class time and independent study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatiable with WARS2003

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be available on Wattle. 

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:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9488 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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