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History of Modern Korea

Course Title: History of Modern Korea

Course Number: EALC_E 342 (IU), HIST 30200 (PU), KOR 291 (MSU)

Course Schedule: W 4:45-7:15PM (CT) 5:45-8:15PM (ET)

Instructor: Michael Robinson

Hosting University: Indiana University

Course 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: Michigan State University, Purdue University

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