HST259: Korean History

In this course, we study the history of the Korean peninsula, from the earliest times of human habitation to the present. Whether you are interested in learning the origins of the current crisis with North Korea, want to test the historical accuracy of your favorite Korean drama, or are all about the arts, culture and literature of the peninsula across more than two millennia of recorded history, you are sure to find something in this course you like.

The course and its contents are drive by YOU, the students: your interests will shape the direction of our journey through time on the peninsula.

Bring your curiosity, topics, ideas, and questions to class, and you will be able to learn everything you’ve always wanted to know, but never had a chance to learn about Korea and its history!