Korean Civilization

John B Duncan

Korean Civilization

Korean department

John B Duncan

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Easiness of class 2.3
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Workload 2.2
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Clarity of professor 4.3
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Helpfulness of professor 4.3
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A History of Korea (Palgrave Essential Histories series)
Kyung Moon Hwang
ISBN: 9781137573568
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Spring 2017
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Fall 2014
42.3%
35.3%
28.2%
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Fall 2013
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Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 22, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

I was shafted. I enrolled in Korean 50 expecting to be taught by Duncan. Something must have happened because the registrar lists him but the course was taught by a different lecturer (a TA) with other TA's for the discussion section. They weren't on the whole, too bad, but it was definetly a different course that what I had expected.

So in the future if you enroll in one of his classes double check he'll actually be teaching it.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Dec. 11, 2003 Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Duncan is a good guy. He's so much more Korean than I am...hahaha. He's a cool guy and very friendly. He knows almost all there is to know about Korea. He can speak Korean, write it, and read it. He can be funny at times especially when he speaks in Korean. His knowledge of Korea's history and contemporary issues still amazes me. He's a good guy and I encourage everyone to take a class with him.

I honestly didn't really care too much about Korea before I took this class but after, my interest level went up a lot. He makes you feel relaxed in class...he just gives off this cool vibe. For me, he organized the lectures nicely and things actually made sense. If you can, for a TA get Howard Kahm, cool TA...he's really smart and knows his stuff...he's a chill guy who makes you feel comfortable in discussions...he has helpful powerpoint presentations too.

Duncan's midterms are take home and the final is relatively easy as long as you attend every lecture and do most of the readings. The material is interesting (for me at least)...I honestly had a good time...probably cuz my TA was cool like Duncan...the readings were kinda dry but he talked about getting better texts later on...simply put, take Duncan.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 11, 2005 Grade Received: N/A

Professor Duncan gives very interesting lectures, and he tells a lot of interesting stories to keep you awake. The midterm is also very straightforward if you regularly attend class and study a little. The books are pretty much useless because they just supplement the material in class, so if you attend lecture you don't have to read the books.

His tests are very fair - he tells you the topics of the essay question beforehand so you can think about it at home.

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A History of Korea (Palgrave Essential Histories series)
Kyung Moon Hwang
ISBN: 9781137573568
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