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MPAS2164 Debating Korean history 2 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
Katri Kauhanen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X X

Learning outcomes

In the context of Korea, purpose of this course is to explain nature of history as an argument, to describe how historical events affect contemporary affairs and to evaluate sources based on their accuracy, reliability and value for research. After this course students will be able to reason their arguments efficiently and debate for their arguments.


This course explores contemporary Korean history from selected controversial viewpoints. Students will read and analyze primary and secondary sources in order to understand how arguments are built. Students are expected to use the given material and possible additional sources to form arguments for and against topic discussed and actively participate in discussions and debates in class. Lecture themes will cover for example territorial, environmental and religious issues.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Recommended prerequisite: MEAS1025

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Final debate (oral & written)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Spring 2016

Study materials

reading list will be provided /articles available through Moodle

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science