Units of Study

Asian Studies Electives
As well as the units listed below, taught by the Asian Studies program, you can find Asian Studies electives on offer in the current year, taught by other departments and programs, in the Asian Studies Unit of Study Table in the FASS Undergraduate Handbook.

ASNS2641 - Traditional Korea

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Su-Kyoung Hwang


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.


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


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


(12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 Junior credit points of Korean Studies)




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