Modern Korea (ASNS2642)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit aims to introduce some of the major issues in the history of Korea in the late 19th century and the last century. Topics include contradictions of the late Choson dynasty society; opening of Korea to the West and Japan and the attendant wave of reforms and rebellions; Japan's colonial rule; Korea's fight for freedom; liberation and division of Korea in 1945 and the subsequent process of nation-building in the two Koreas.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Tutorial presentation (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr Final exam (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 Junior credit points from (Asian Studies or History or Ancient History or Korean Studies or International and Global Studies or Japanese Studies)
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.