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Introduction to Korean Civilization, Fall 2020

Times: M/W, 1:30 - 3:00 PM CT, 2:30 - 4:00 PM ET [UMMA AUD Wednesday only]

Instructor: Juhn Ahn (

Hosting University: University of Michigan

Description:  A broad historical overview of the various social, economic, political, and religious traditions in premodern Korea will be accompanied by an in-depth discussion of Korea's turbulent path towards modernization. Topics to be covered in this course include foundation myths, ancient literature, colonialism, civil war, authoritarianism, rapid industrialization, and democratization in Korea.

Participating Universities: Purdue University & University of Maryland