Korean Literature to 1900

Korean Literature to 1900
Korean literature from the earliest times to 1900. Emphasis on basic literary concepts.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesKOREA 302
 ProgramsContaining KOREA 340
Course Outcomes

pre-modern literature

Students will learn of the wide range of literary genre available in Korea prior to the 20th century.


Students will learn at least five styles of poetry common in Korea from the Silla period to the late Joseon period, including hyangga, Chinese (Tang) poetry, sijo, gasa, and the poetry of the Yongbi-eo cheon'ga.


Fiction, in the form of tales, legends, fables, and uniquely Korean "pansori" novels will become familiar to students in this course.