Sungkyunkwan University
In Search for the Origins of Korean Philosophy
Sungkyunkwan University

In Search for the Origins of Korean Philosophy

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

SO JEONG PARK

Instructor: SO JEONG PARK

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
15 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the terms ‘Name, Language, and Religion’ in the context of Korean identity

  • Have a solid understanding of previous names of Korea

  • Have a basic understanding of the early written language Koreans used (prior to Hangeul) and spoken Korean language

  • Be able to recognize the harmonious co-existence of Confucianism and Buddhism in Korea

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There are 6 modules in this course

This week, we will learn about the earliest written sources describing Koreans and through reading between the lines we glean insight into what those texts imply. We will also learn about ‘name, language, and religion’, and the importance of those terms in constructing an identity.

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10 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, we go more in depth about the importance of names. These names could be self-referential or a name someone else calls you and each hold meaning and implications that both aid in forming an identity.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, we go into detail about the intriguing difference between the early written language Koreans used (prior to Hangeul) and spoken Korean language. The gap between these two modes of communication as well as the gap between Hanja (Korea's version of Chinese Characters) and Classical Chinese is lectured on in detail.

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, we will explore ancient Korean religion and culture prior to the entrance of the Three Teachings (Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism). To do so we will look at myths, archeology, and keep in mind Chinese records which discuss Korean culture and religion.

What's included

9 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, keeping in mind the foundation of the prior weeks we will study how Korean thought and culture changed after accepting the Three Teachings. We will place special interest on how these teachings were transformed over time by Koreans into what we can call today ‘Korean Confucianism’ and ‘Korean Buddhism’.

What's included

7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This week, we learn and think about how the history covered in this course shaped and was shaped by Korean culture. We will place special interest on buddhist contributions to Korean spirituality and the intellectual landscape of Korea.

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review2 discussion prompts

Instructor

SO JEONG PARK
Sungkyunkwan University
3 Courses17,251 learners

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