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History and Culture

1st Year
History and Culture Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Essential A01282 English Communication 2.00
Students often feel overwhelmed with speaking English which is a major barrier for English learners. The new English Communication Course will help students build confidence and ultimately focus fully on communication by assisting with grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course will not only improve the students’ confidence but will also prepare the students for the prerequisite course on English presentation.
Liberal Arts Essential A01284 Written Communication I 2.00
Communication skills are essential qualities required for academic and social life. To this end, this course was designed to develop comprehensive communication skills such as listening, speaking and reading, focusing on writing. In particular, in the case of writing, students will learn the basic elements of writing according to procedural steps, and learn various types of writing necessary for academic and social life through theory and practice. In the process, as a university student, you will increase your immersion in learning and have a meaningful writing experience by reading articles that are helpful in exploring the problems and values ??of ‘I’.
Major Elective B00706 Korean Local History and Culture 3.00
This subject uses the Ulsan historical documents and ruins. We will study the history and culture of Ulsan. The students will approach the Korean history from local historical and cultural point of view.
2nd year
History and Culture Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Major Elective B00710 European Feudalism and Medieval Civilization 3.00
This course is an introduction to the study of western medieval society. In this course we will look at the changing history and culture of western medieval society from around 500 to 1500 Major topics are feudalism, manorialism, the Crusade, the development of city and trade, the decline of feudal society and medieval culture.
Major Elective B00712 Geography and History in China 3.00
The aim of this class is to understand the relation of geography, race, cities, economics, history and culture. This class is a kind of historical anthrogeography. Students will have opportunities to understand the culture more dynamically and to study the relation of geography and history.
Major Elective B01485 The Formation and Development of Chinese Civilization 3.00
This class will cover a period from the Neolithic era to the Warring States, during which period Chinese civilization had built up its characteristics and traditions which lasted for about two thousand years, since its cradle stage and Qin-Han Dynasty. Since the Neolithic era, Chinese local cultures had been developed by exchanging mutual influences as well as maintaining, basically, their aboriginality and exclusivity. During this period Chinese local cultures had gradually lost their primary originality under the influence of ruling system which was getting stronger, and through convergence of political powers which followed a growth of productivity and wars between themselves. They came to be reorganized under the powerful political controls and eventually be unified as a political, cultural, economical and racially homogeneous one. This class has been opened to obtain a general understanding of these historical processes.
Major Elective B01851 The History of North and South States 3.00
The History of the North and South Kingdoms Period covers the rise and the development of Unified Silla and Balhae. The history and culture of the North and South Kingdoms Period that is said to be the boundary between the ancient and the medieval age shows the characteristics of both periods. Unified Silla and Balhae that are the result of the international war involving all East Asian kingdoms and powers of mid-7th century continue exchanges and disputes based on the claim that each is the main power of East Asian historical landscape. The two kingdoms that actively participated in the West-East exchange based on the Silk Road both established and advanced a cosmopolitan culture. However, because only very few records with detailed history of the two kingdoms remain, other resources from archaeology, art history, and religious history will be utilized as well. During the development of the course, we will also discuss the reasons and meanings of the contrasting understandings of the North and the South Kingdoms by Korea, Japan, China, and Russia and the ways to overcome such disputes.
Major Elective B01948 Introduction to Archival Science 3.00
This subject gives the principles and techniques of modern archives. The key items are record management and archival management. The students will learn the importance of archival institutions, the nature of archives, the difference between library and archival institution, About the rerord management the students will learn the principal essentials of record management, the classification principles, registry systems, American filing systems, About the archival management they will learn principal essentials of archival management, appraisal standards, preservation practices, principles of arrangement, description practices, publication programs, reference service.
3rd year
History and Culture Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Major Essential B00707 Reading Western Classics 3.00
Major Elective B00722 East Asian World Order in Premodern Times 3.00
The Chinese World Order was the core of the East Asian World Order in Premodern Times. The subject of this class is the Chinese World Order. The Great Enterprise of Ming and Ch'ing Dynasty, the Conquest of China and the Ruling of China are the themes of this class. Students will have opportunities to understand the history of Ming and Ch'ing Dynasty.
Major Elective B00724 Myth and Folklore of China 3.00
- The aim of this class is to keep up with the tendency of contemporary historial science. Lately, historical studies tend to focus on history of lives and manners of people, and myth and folklore are welcomed as a main field of historical study. We may say metaphorically that myth and folklore are 'blood and flesh' of history while politics and social-economy are 'bone' of it. So getting apprehension of the former may provide a vivid and interesting way of approaching the present and the past of China. Students are said to be offered a 'glasses' to get a balanced view on Chinese history.
Major Elective B01487 Culture and Ideology of Korean Modern Period 3.00
As a part of period courses about the Korean history, this course includes the period of Joseon Dynasty. In this class, Korean history from the 15th century up to the 18th century will be mainly examined. Rule of Joseon was based on "Sung Confucianism". The class who accepted this ideology was classified into a noble family to obtain qualification to rule, and the idea of "Sung Confucianism" to rule over the subjects strengthened the central power and denied the local power. An act which individuals could choose to do during Goryeo Dynasty, was designed and encouraged to follow the ideology. As the result, new political order and new natural features of culture were established. Studying process to establish political order and natural features of culture which were based on Sung Confucianism, students will understand the relation between ideology and culture, the present society, and establish the ability to prospect the future.
Major Elective B01946 Traditional Society and Lifestyle in Korea 3.00
This course deals with the society and lifestyle in Korean pre-modern history. We can deal with social status, family and relatives according to time, their social role, occupation and other processes of labor act and social treatment, level of social facilities and utilization of them. In life culture, we want to look at the life by period and status and culture formed in it. It can deal with religion and faith, food and shelter, labor culture, leisure and play culture, various rites of passage.
4th year
History and Culture Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Major Elective B01854 Modern History of Korea 3.00
As part of period courses about the Korean history, this course aims to promote a systematic and professional understanding of Korean history after the liberation in 1945. The South and the North have been divided, they fought in the Korean War. Nevertheless, South Korea has succeeded in economic growth, experienced a rapid urbanization and social changes, has developed into an exemplary democracy. By understanding the modern history of Korea as an integrated, the students are encouraged to have an historical insight and future perspective.

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