Department of History Kongju National University 182 Singwan-dong, Gongju 314-701, Korea
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Introduction to Korean Traditional Culture (3 Credits)
This course aims to understand Korean traditional culture, not only by the understanding of facts but also by learning traditional cultural history and living cultural history centered on value judgment and recognition. The students will learn the relativity of cultural understanding and have an opportunity to re-enact traditional experiences via field investigations. This course is presented with discussion, presentations, and practical exercises, as well as lectures, to enhance the efficiency of learning and the opportunity to participate.
History of Western Civilization (3 Credits)
This course provides western history subjects for those who major in history and relevant studies, investigating the essential structures throughout western history. The flow of western history is shown in the general framework of competition between individual European countries and their nationalistic aspirations. The lecturer presents the diversity and unification brought to the present European Union as general lecturers, while students research detailed items given for individuals or groups to participate in. Discussion is encouraged during lectures, while learning to understand western history.
Understanding of Korean Culture (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is for a systematic understanding of Korean history and culture. The beginning and development of Korean history are investigated in general as regards changes in time and space, and are centered on aspects of cultural history.
Birth of Chinese Civilization and Ancient Society (3 Credits)
This course is to investigate the culture of the prehistoric age centered on the birth of the Huang He Civilization, the appearance of the ancient society in China and its development on the basis of civilization, and its effects on the development of surrounding countries.
Readings in Asian History (3 Credits)
Utilization of historical records can be a basic factor in studying Eastern history. In order to enhance its competence, the purpose of this course is to present training in translation of Chinese writings, to teach methods of analyzing Chinese historic records, and then to produce talented students having attained such knowledge, as historians.
Shaping and Development of Korean Ancient Society (3 Credits)
This course is to understand the history of the Baekje Dynasty, located in the mid-west of ancient Korea, to investigate the flow of ancient Korean culture through the understanding of Baekje culture as the center of ancient Korean culture, and to understand the particularity of that Korean culture. In particular, students will understand the fundamentality of the local culture via understanding the ancient culture of the Hoseo area, the mid- west of Korea.
Western History in Images and Primary Sources (3 Credits)
As an introduction to western history, this course is to translate the original texts or research texts of western history. By using video materials in order to help understanding of the translation, students will improve their ability to identify and understand the basic knowledge of western history.
Politics and Culture of Ancient Greece and Rome (3 Credits)
The civilization established by Greece and Rome became the classical age, or the origin of western culture. The purpose of this course is to understand the basic historical images of Greek and Roman civilization, to cultivate an appreciative eye to perceive and explain its particularity and universality, and to help the students majoring in history to understand the root of western culture and to enhance their cultural insight as intellectuals.
Research Methodology of Cultural Heritage (3 Credits)
This course is to learn methods of investigation of tangible and intangible cultural properties, showing the wisdom of ancestors. Students learn investigation methodology and perform investigation training on field materials related to social history and local history, as well as learning archeological investigation methodology to intensify their competence in the excavation of history-related materials.
History of Koryo Dynasty (3 Credits)
In this course, the lecturer teaches the history of Korean medieval times centered on the formation and development of society and culture, selecting for consideration main topics that show the properties of the era and historical progress. Also, problems and items to overcome are considered by identifying the trend of researches from the present academic world.
Archaeology and Excavation (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to understand the nature and properties of archeology, to deepen their understanding on the basis of understanding the purposes, necessity, and methodology of excavation of cultural remains, and to learn excavation methodology of cultural properties.
Modern Society of China and Views of the Conquest Dynasty (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to understand the changes in Eastern Asia since the 10th century when a people-centered society with modern disposition was formed in China and the surrounding peoples formed and developed independent countries. It was called the Conquest Dynasty.
International Relations in East Asia and Japanese Culture (3 Credits)
This course is for in-depth understanding of the cultures of Korea, China, and Japan, which have been developing by exchanging effects from each other through a long history. In particular, students will gain an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture with its abundant flow of international relations in East Asia.
Formation and Developments of Modern Western Society (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to consider the processes in which modern European society was formed and developed out of Middle Age feudalism between the 14th and 19th centuries. Students enhance their competence of understanding European society in the present by studying the Renaissance, the Reformation, the development of Absolute Monarchies in European countries, the scientific revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Rebellion, and liberalism and nationalism in the 19th century.
History of Independence and Division of Korea (3 Credits)
By arranging the modern history of Korea since 1945 by each period, the various problems that should be overcome for the development of Korean society are considered from a historical viewpoint.
Excavation Practice of buried Cultural properties (3 Credits)
This course is for field training on excavation of buried cultural properties as the basic process of acquiring cultural heritage materials. In the field training provides for the excavation of remains, arrangement of relics, and their recording, and in principle, the training is consigned to relevant facilities.
Silk Road and Relations between the East and the West (3 Credits)
Civilizations that appeared individually and that developed in the Eurasian Continent before the discovery of the New World have inevitably been immersed and invigorated by actively exchanging cultures via various routes throughout their histories. The purpose of this course is to understand the historic processes as regards the modes of cultural exchanges and acceptances for the present and the future.
Topics in Western History (3 Credits)
In this course, the lecturer selects topics related to certain individual histories, local histories, the history of living, the history of women, the history of sex, the history of thought, social and economic history, and history of western countries, in order to consider western history in detail and to understand the diversity of history.
History of Asian Civilization (3 Credits)
Eastern culture is quite considerably based on Chinese culture. In this course, the lecturer presents the properties of and changes in Chinese societies and cultures, identifying their inflection and transition in the modernization of China.
History and Culture of Chung-Nam (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to understand the various history and culture in Chungnam area between the prehistoric age and the present age by classifying them into major cultural heritages, local important issues, and history of people and spirits, and based on the study, to investigate the problems that should be overcome by efforts for development of local culture in the historic light.
Methodology of Provincial History (3 Credits)
In this course, the lecturer presents the system, actual conditions, and problems of studying provincial history and the understanding of local materials by periods and types, and then encourages students to become those who can collect and arrange the basic materials for local cultures and can utilize historical-cultural resources.
Medieval Society of China and Cultural Area of East Asia (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to understand the ancient society of China during the Wei-Chin-Nan-Fei-Chao Period that was newly shaped from the exchanging of effects among various peoples, the advent of the Sui and Tang Dynasties, and the actual status and properties of cultural areas of East Asia that were formed within the effects of these Chinese changes.
Formation and Development of Medieval Western Society (3 Credits)
In order to consider the significance of the medieval times in western history, the fundamental characteristics shaped during the formation of Middle Age society should be understood. It is important to analyze the properties of the Middle Ages from the political, military, social, economic, and cultural aspects and to consider the connections of such factors, and to identify the process from the Middle Ages to the modern age. In this course, students are required to analyze content that is assigned and to perform question and answer based discussions based on the relevant text.
History of Social Thought in Korea (3 Credits)
The purpose of this study is to overview the history of traditional thoughts in Korea including Buddhism and Confucianism, centered on those of the Joseon Dynasty. Students are encouraged to concentrate on research trends and interests in the academic world and to participate in the presentations and discussions during the lecture, based on their interests by topics.
Issues in Baekje History (3 Credits)
The purpose of this course is to understand the historic position of Baekje in the period of the Three States, to examine problems shown in the literature and archeological research, to promote understanding on the nature of history of ancient Korea, and to improve in-depth understanding of Baekje as an ancient dynasty of Korea.
Modernization Movement in China and Contemporary Society (3 Credits)
In this course, students have a view on the modernization movement in China influenced by the effects of western culture after the Opium Wars, the Chinese Revolution that overcame the limitations of the movement, and modes of the present society in East Asia that have developed from the close relations with each other centered on China until now.
Structure and Development of Contemporary Western Society (3 Credits)
This course provides a historic view on the structural properties and modes of development of present Western society, or the Western World in the 20th century. Western history in the 20th century is the product of the 19th century, and more fundamentally, the outcome of the whole western history after the ancient times. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to investigate the properties of modern history from the context of the whole western history, to analyze its problems in the 20th century with specific relation to the 19th century, and then to identify our appearance and position today from the universal dimension of human beings, not to mention the understanding of the West.
American History and Culture (3 Credits)
Despite its shortness in history, the United States of America has developed into the Superpower commanding the world today, affecting its relations with Korea. The purpose of this course is to consider the historic development of America for in-depth understanding of American history and culture today.