Online Seminar - Two Koreas
This three-week intensive online course will help you better understand North Korea and South Korea as two countries with a common past, divided only since 1945, and still stuck in the Cold War many years after the fall of the Soviet bloc.
Participants will read 30-40 pages of primary or secondary source materials and view the video lectures for each session. We will then have a 1-hour live Zoom meeting on Mondays and Thursdays 2:00 -3:00 PM PDT. For each session, participants are to post thoughts on the readings or video lectures to the discussion forum. You are also expected to watch and review a feature film from Korea and to visit and review a website that includes content on Korea. To earn credit for the course, you also need to produce a set of curriculum lessons for use with your own students.
Upon completion of the requirements, participants are eligible to purchase 3 continuing education units from the USC Rossier School of Education, receive a certificate of completion, and have access to online resources and materials. This program is sponsored by the USC U.S.-China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.
|Monday||July 6||2-3pm (PDT)||Introduction (no assignments)|
|1||Thursday||July 9||2-3pm (PDT)||1945-1994: Kim Il Sung|
|2||Monday||July 13||2-3pm (PDT)||1994-2011: Kim Jong Il|
|3||Thursday||July 16||2-3pm (PDT)||2011-Present: Kim Jong Un|
|4||Monday||July 20||2-3pm (PDT)||South Korea Today|
|5||Thursday||July 23||2-3pm (PDT)||Depictions of North Korea|