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Course Info for HIST - 451 - 18, Spring 2006
Class number: 5649 Title: Korea & Japan in Hist Perspect Department: History
Career: Undergraduate Component: Seminar Session: Regular
Instructor's Permission Required: No Grading Basis: Regular Units: 1.00
Enrollment limited to 15 Current enrollment: 9 Available seats: 6
Start date: Monday, January 23, 2006 End date: Friday, May 12, 2006
Schedule: W: 1:15PM-3:55PM, MC - 309A Instructor(s): Bayliss, Jeffrey
Prerequisite(s): None
Course Description:
This course provides students with an overview of the history of relations between Korea and Japan, and the cultural, social, political, and economic impact these close but often contentious “Asian neighbors” have had upon each other from ancient to modern times. Through extensive readings and class discussions, students will also gain a detailed understanding of the historiography of Korean-Japanese relations and the debates that still inform the ways the Japanese and Koreans – both North and South – view one another today. The course requires the production of a significant research paper on a topic to be decided upon in consultation with the instructor. No prior coursework in Korean or Japanese history is required, but students with no background in the histories of these countries will be asked to do additional reading to obtain a better understand of the historical contexts encountered in the regular readings.