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The Koreas: Korean War to the 21st Century

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

Course Number: HIST 335 (UW), KORA 398E (UMD), KOR 498 (PSU)

Times: T/TH 9:30-10:45AM (CT) 10:30-11:45 (ET)

Instructor: Charles Kim

Hosting University: University of Wisconsin

Description: Ever since the establishment of two Korean nation-states after the end of World War II, North Korea and South Korea have been part and parcel of key trends and phenomena in East Asia and the world. As such, the post-1945 history of Korea has been shot through with transformations, dynamism, conflicts, triumphs, and, most of all, the unexpected. This course explores the politics, society, and culture of the two Koreas. Key topics include national division and the Korean War, the Cold War, memory, protest, popular culture, and globalization.

Participating Universities: University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University

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