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Prospectus

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Topical Reading: Histories of Unfreedom of Bloodshed on Korean Peninsula

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

This course is only available for BA3 students in Korean Studies who have successfully completed all the requirements for BA1 and BA2 and plan to write BA final papers (theses) in Spring 2020.

Description

In dit college gaan we op systematische wijze na welke rollen in de Koreaanse geschiedenis onvrijheid en massamoord hebben gespeeld. In plaats van (dis-)continuïteiten te bekijken op politiek, economisch of cultureel vlak, kijken we naar hoe bijvoorbeeld slavernijstelsels elkaar hebben opgevolgd van Shilla tot Chosŏn en zelfs tot andere inflecties van onvrijheid in het huidige Noord- en Zuid-Korea. Ook besteden we aandacht aan massamoord als instrument en de gevolgen die massamoorden hebben gehad en nog steeds hebben in historisch Korea en beide hedendaagse Korea's.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, students are expected to:

  • to deepen knowledge related to the themes of this course;

  • to familiarize with academic debates in the themes of this course;

  • to learn various research methodologies;

  • to develop critical reading skills of written and visual materials (both in English and Korean);

  • to develop academic writing skills;

  • to develop group presentation skills using written, visual and/or audio sources

  • to find and formulate a research topic/question for a BA final paper (thesis);

  • to set up a research project for a BA final paper

Timetable

For more information, see: Timetable

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course Load (tentative)

10EC x 28 hours = 280 hours

  • attending classes: 39 hrs (3 h/w)

  • reading literature: 90 hrs (7,5 hrs/w)

  • reading Korean texts: 50 uur (4hrs/w)

  • individual presentation: 10 hrs

  • group project: 40 hrs

  • essay: 50 hrs

Assessment method (tentative)

  • 5,000 word essay (60%)

  • group project (25%)

  • active participation in class (i.e. individual presentation of readings) (15%)

To pass the course students must receive an overall mark of 5.50 (=6) or higher and a passing grade for the paper assignment (5.5 or higher). Students who failed the course (receiving an overall mark of 5.49 [=5] or lower) or who failed the paper assignment must take a resit. The resit consists of a research paper of 5,000 words (worth 100% of the grade).

The course is an integrated whole. All categories must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years. Students may make an individual appointment with the instructor within 30 days of the announcement of the exam grades in order to view their exam.

Blackboard

Blackboard is used for delivery of relevant course information and materials and for the submission of assignments.

Reading list

A reading list will be included in the syllabus to be uploaded on Blackboard.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Contact

Dr. S. Y. Jang

Remarks

As is the case for all Korean Studies courses, a strict attendance policy will be enforced. Attendance to all lectures and seminars is expected. Failure to attend results in a lower grade. If you do not attend more than three classes, you will not be able to continue attending the classes and your exam and/or paper may not be graded by the instructor. If you have a valid reason not to attend, you may get dispensation from this rule, but you have to consult the coordinator of studies on this.