NSU Catalog 2017-2018 
    
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NSU Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 315 - Modern Korea


This course examines social, cultural, political and economic transformations and continuities in Korea since 1800.  This time period will be divided into three eras: the Choson Dynasty, the era of Japanese colonialism, and the period of north/south division. Major themes include imperialism, nationalism, gender, and industrialization. Specific topics include the yangban, military comfort women, the Korean War, and the contemporary political tensions in the greater East Asia region. Textual and audio/visual materials will illuminate the varied experiences of Koreans with modernity. 3 credits