Units of Study

ASNS2641 - Traditional Korea

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Leonid Petrov

Description

This unit of study aims to introduce Korea's historical experience from antiquity to the early phase of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910). Topics include sources and historiography of early Korea; foundation myths and legends of the Three Korean Kingdoms; process of state formation and subsequent political developments; religious ideology, focusing on Buddhism; and cultural and social traditions of Korea from the 4th to the 15th century. These topics will enable students to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Korean identity.

Assessments

presentation and contribution to tutorial discussions (20%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), and 1x2hr final exam or essay (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%)

Textbooks

Carter J. Eckert, et. al., Korea Old and New: A History (Seoul: Ilchokak Publishers)

Classes

1x2-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Prohibitions

ASNS2501

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