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Undergraduate | CUR-KOR220 | 2024

Korean Society and Politics

Welcome to Korea. You’ll explore Korean history and culture, including key events and social structures. Take a look at North-South Relations. If you’re thinking of living or working in Korea, this subject offers an overview of modern Korea.

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Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

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Korean Society and Politics

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. describe key events in the history of the Korean peninsula and explain the significance of historical legacies to both North and South Korean societies and cultures
    2. discuss how social structures influence social interactions in South Korea, and apply this knowledge to living and working in Korea
    3. compare and contrast how culturally contingent social and political practices influence decision making in Korea, and design evidence-based solutions to simulated practical challenges in the workplace and international politics
    4. develop a global outlook through interactive in-class exercises that seek to compare and contrast Eurocentric knowledge with Korean worldviews

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam). Headset with microphone.
  • Other requirements - Laptop or computer. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser. Reliable internet access. Access to a scanner or smartphone.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts (Korean Studies)

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