North Korea: Politics And Foreign Policy

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    North Korea: Politics And Foreign Policy

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description


    Since the establishment of its government, North Korea continues to practice its authoritarian rule and bellicose strategic behavior. However, much needs to be understood about the origins, developments, and the changing circumstances in North Korea. This course examines the structure, processes, and circumstances that have built the North Korean regime and its strategic behavior. The first half of the course will discuss the domestic aspects, looking at the historical developments, structure, processes, and circumstances of the North Korean government. The second half of the course will then look at Pyongyang’s foreign policy and the regional implications.
    The course will develop the students’ analytical skills and knowledge on North Korea’s political system, processes, and international role. In each class, PPT will be used to visually illustrate the concepts and developments. While the professor will lead the lectures, the classes will be interactive, where discussions will be a key component.



    • There is zero-tolerance for cheating and plagiarism in any of the assignments. Students found cheating or plagiarizing will be given an automatic zero for the specific assignment.
    • Assignments submitted late without prior, genuine explanation will only receive 65% for their assignment and will not receive any feedback.
    • Students are responsible for the content and format of all their assignments.
    • Ensure that you are citing credible material.
    • Use correct and consistent citation formats, including both in-text citation and bibliography.