Units of Study

ASNS2641 - Traditional Korea

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Su-Kyoung Hwang
Phone: +61 2 9351 4362
Email: su-kyoung.hwang@sydney.edu.au

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%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

(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)

Prohibitions

ASNS2501

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ASNS2641

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