Open to MA Asian Studies students: Korea Studies (120 credits); East Asian Studies (60 credits) – Korea track;
Critical reading of Korean language research articles dealing with the legacies of the Korean War and the impact of the division of Korea. In weekly tutorial meetings, students discuss and critically engage the reading assignment, with special attention to the writing and argumentation style of the article.
This course has the following goals:
to improve the Korean reading skills;
to introduce the state of the field
to develop a research methodology;
to develop deep reading skills of written and visual materials;
to further develop writing skills;
to further develop presentation skills.
Mode of instruction
•Total course load for the course: 280 hours.
Permanent assessment through weekly assignments. Final grades will be determined by the following formula:
Attendance & active paricipation in class discussions (15%)
*Weekly reading reports (70%) (concise – 1,000 words max. – critical article summary) Attendance policy: a strict attendance policy is imposed. Missing more than three sessions gets you barred from further attending the course and your papers may not be graded. Any absences must be notified in advance. Dispensation from the attendance rule is possible in consultation with the coordinator of studies and for valid reasons only. Weekly reading assignments cannot be missed.
Literature assignments will be announced on blackboard. Blackboard will also be used for handing in the weekly reading assignments.
A reading list will be included in the syllabus to be uploaded on blackboard.
Registration through uSis
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Email: Dhr Dr. K. de Ceuster