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The Koreas: Korean War to the 21st Century | Fall 2019

Course Title: The Koreas: Korean War to the 21st Century

Course Number: HIST 335 (UW), HIST 3436 (OSU), KOR 01:574:390 (RU)

Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45AM (CT), 10:30-11:45AM (ET)

Instructor: Prof. Charles Kim,

Hosting University: University of Wisconsin

Description: In this course we will analyze the Cold War not only as a geopolitical event, but also as a historical period marked by specific cultural and artistic forms. We focus on the Korean peninsula, looking closely at the literary and film cultures of both South Korea and North Korea. We discuss how the global conflict between U.S.-centered and Soviet-centered societies affected the politics, culture, and geography of Korea between 1945 and 1989, treating the division of Korea as an exemplary case extending from the origins of the Cold War to the present.

Participating Universities: Ohio State University, Rutgers University

Academic Calendar: Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus’ academic calendar.