[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]History reborn?Your article “History courses now popular” on March 19 disturbed me.
The reason why there are more college students who are taking history courses cannot be solely because of popular Korean movies.
Other possible reasons should not be disregarded.
Perhaps particular history courses were required, or the classes happened to fit in the schedule, or some well-known professors were teaching them. In addition, there is no evidence that history ever was less popular in all the colleges in Korea. That cannot be generalized without any facts to refer to.
Those two classes at Seoul National University and Ewha Womans University do not represent all history classes in Korean colleges. It is an exaggeration to say that college students are flocking to Korean history classes. Maybe it is true for those two classes in those two universities, at least.
by Mihae Park