College of Arts and Science
(same as HIST 2810). This course examines Korea historically. The area known as Korea and the people identified as Korean are considered temporally from the ancient times to the contemporary period. This course begins with the questions of what is Korea and when it became a distinct place in world history. More time is devoted to the contemporary period than other periods, and North Korea is equally considered with South Korea. This course is not only about what happened in Korea but also about how Korea’s historical events are causally connected to world events, with the greater aim of universalizing Koreas’ historical questions.