ASIAN 378 - Seoul: History and Places
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Seoul — a 600 year-old capital city — lends itself as the heart of Korea’s modernity and history. For this reason, this course is designed to offer a critical and interdisciplinary survey of the city of Seoul from the Choson dynasty to the contemporary era. As we trace the changes and developments of Seoul, we take the city as the prism into the larger political, economic, social and cultural conditions that enabled its metamorphosis. In doing so, we will examine the spatial fabric, temporal experience, and architectural, visual, and textual imagination of the city, and will ask how human activities and aspirations are inscribed onto the fabric of the city, as well as how the city was utilized for social changes and cultural expressions. Our goal is to explore multidimensional views of Seoul that are from above and below, inside out, monumental and mundane, singular and multiple, and local and global. Class requirements include discussions of the readings and visual materials, as well as a field trip and a research project of specific sites in Seoul.

ASIAN 378 - Seoul: History and Places
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001 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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