HISTORY 249 - Introduction to Korean Civilization
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is a survey of Korean history and culture from earliest times to the present. From foundation myths detailing miraculous births of ancient kings to latest examples of cultural production in the age of digital media, we will examine texts that give us glimpses of how Korea has developed as a nation over thousands of years. In addition to highlighting major events in Korea’s dynastic and national past, particular attention will be paid to everyday practices that shaped the lives of elites and commoners, and the rich tradition of storytelling that helped Koreans make sense of the world as well as their places within it. Developing familiarity with a wide range of sources spanning political, philosophical, economic, religious, and artistic realms, we will visit competing interpretations of Korean history, and think through the different ways that different disciplines construct Korean civilization as an object of study.

HISTORY 249 - Introduction to Korean Civilization
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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