This unit of study provides a comprehensive overview of premodern Korean history and culture from ancient times to the 19th century. Students will study the emergence of prehistoric communal societies; formation of Three Kingdoms; politics and culture of Koryo and Choson dynasties. Topics of discussion include legends, cultural heritage, religious ideology, social customs, political organizations, gender relations, class structure, and social uprisings. Students will read scholarly works, study literary and historical texts in translation, and watch historical films and dramas.
|Academic unit||Korean Studies|
|12 credit points from Korean Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.