HST259: Remote learning revised schedule and information

hst259: revised schedule

  • Week 10: Imjin waeran
  • Week 11: Late Chosŏn opening up to the world, and Japanese occupation
  • Week 12: Korean war and split of peninsula
  • Week 13: Major points of North and South Korean history
  • Week 14: Since 2000
  • Week 15: final class: conclusions, evals, considerations for a re-run (preferably in a non-pandemic time)

Video recordings

  • Video recordings of our Zoom meetings (Canvas link) are collected on this Canvas page


Discussions on Canvas:

  • first post due by Tuesday
  • replies to first posts due by Thursday
  • This mimics small group discussions, but with a slightly different perspective.

Zoom sessions

  • Wednesday meeting: available to talk about project, readings, course contents, but as a student-guided discussion.
    • You can create an agenda in the slack channel “course contents” for things you want to discuss
  • Friday meeting: class time to talk about course contents
  • These Zoom meetings will be recorded and posted on Canvas (=privately), with links provided on the course website, like slides are already.

Pre-recorded videos:

  • Lecture fragments:
    • to help put texts for discussion into context
    • to model interpretation of sources
    • available with all other course materials at the start of the week
    • will try to embed them on website, but also posted on Canvas
  • Responses to whole class
    • responding to major trends in questions or problems I detect in discussion board, and want to eliminate before we get to the heart of the topic on hand
    • will be available before Friday’s class
    • will be pointed out in the daily briefing
    • will be posted on Canvas (for increased privacy)

Reading materials

  • depends on what I can find without access to the library
    • Good news: lots and lots of ebooks!
  • more options, less collectively reading same text
  • use the discussions to respond to texts, and educate your classmates on elements they may not have caught, and to learn from them as well. You already did this in class, but it now is made more visible.


  • your learning path will be more individualized
  • This means that reading and responding to each other’s work becomes more important.
    • The weekly reflection will be updated to include the question: what new insights did you learn from interacting with your classmates?
    • peer learning is an excellent way to learn: this does not mean the quality of your education decreases, just that it looks and feels differently.