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History and Culture

1st Year
History and Culture Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Elective A00047 Introductory Classical Chinese I 2.00
This subject aims to improve of Chinese reading ability which is essential to understand the culture of traditional society in north-east Asia.
Liberal Arts Elective A00957 Critical Thinking & Argumentative Writing 2.00
Critical thinking requires seeing things through imagination from perspectives other than our own and envisioning the likely consequences of our position. Thinking critically besides involves trying to see how things fit together and judging the merit of our assumptions and the weight of the evidence in their favor. Hence this course begins with talking about searching for hidden assumptions, noticing various various facets, unraveling different strands, evaluating what is most significant, in a given argumentative essay. The rest of this course concerns writing arguments. It deals with getting and developing ideas, formulating and stating a basic thesis, making supplementary propositions that will explain and defend the thesis.
Liberal Arts Elective A00979 The Korean history and culture 2.00
This course encourages the students to make a cultural approach towards history and develop a deep understanding of the Korean history and culture. It tries to understand the structure, individuals, social systems and human practice in an integrated fashion rather than pursuing cultural history as a disciplinary history. It also interprets the events and cultural phenomena in the past and uses the findings to understand the present and have visions for the future.
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This subject uses the Ulsan historical documents and ruins.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
Liberal Arts Elective A00075 Introduction to Philosophy 2.00
The objectives of this introductory course are to learn the definition of philosophy, study some of important historical events in the field of philosophy, and apply the principles from the course to real-life examples. In this course, the relationship between philosophy and sciences, different views by philosophers about the truth, and the methodology and its development are introduced. Finally, some of current ethical and philosophical issues are examined from the view of an individual reflection, and societal perspective.
Liberal Arts Essential A01116 Reading and Writing in English 2.00
The primary focus of this course is to cultivate students' reading ability and to develop their writing ability through various materials concerning human and social sciences as well as natural sciences. Moreover, this course is designed to improve students' understanding about British and American culture.
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 B01734 Introduction to Archival Science 2.00
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.
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.
3rd year
History and Culture Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Elective A00086 What is History 2.00
This course is introduction to the history. In this course we consider elements of philosophy of history, the method of studying history, and trends of modern and post modern history.
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 B01852 Cultural History of Modern Korea 3.00
This course encourages the students to make a cultural approach towards Korean modern history and develop a deep understanding of the culture and history of modern Korea. It tries to understand the structure, individuals, social systems and human practice in an integrated fashion rather than pursuing cultural history as a disciplinary history. Through this, students will be able to re-interpret the cultural historical context of the daily life of ordinary people to be found in history.
Major Elective B01861 Traditional Society and Lifestyle in Korea 2.00
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 B00720 Contemporary Western World 3.00
This lecture has originally aimed to understand ‘the short 20th century’s history, the period from the World War I(1914) to the collapse of Eastern Europe(1990). However from this term it will only examine the brief period of history pre- and post- World War II to advance the ability to read and understand English of the students present at this lecture class. Edward McNall Burns’s Western Civilizations; Their History and Their Culture will be used as text with other references written in Korean.
Major Elective B01737 History of Korean Culture 2.00
Objects and scopes of history of Korean culture have changed according to the times. In the past, a term "culture" was limited to use for some specified areas related to humane activities, which are separated from politics, economy, and society. However, these days, it is expanded to use concept which includes various general activities people lead. In this course, students will examine Korean history in terms of two aspects which consist of "history of Korean culture", and "cultural understanding of Korean history", and recognize the historical meaning of changing attitudes regarding culture. Besides, this course would lay the groundwork for students' various and new understanding of history.

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