Security in East Asia

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Security in East Asia

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description
    The East Asian security environment has been characterized by competitive geopolitical coexistence, conflict, and cooperation. The complex dynamics owe to the myriad transitions in the region in the context of shifts in strategic policies, geopolitical and political-economic developments, national identities, and technological modernization. This course focuses on the contemporary developments and dynamics of the defense-related issues in the East Asia region. The first part of the course will introduce the essential concepts and methodologies in better understanding security issues. The second part will then look at the developments and nature of the
    security issues in East Asia, surveying the causes, circumstances, perspectives, and prospects. The course will develop the students’ analytical skills and knowledge regarding security in East Asia. In each class, power point presentation will be used to visually illustrate the concepts and developments. While the professor will lead the lectures, it will be interactive, and discussions will be a key component of the course.

    Course Objectives
    This seminar-based course aims to understand the key concepts and developments in East Asian regional security focusing on defense/military/law enforcement standpoints.
    The objectives are to understand:

    • Concepts, mechanisms, and processes concerning security and strategy
    • The nature of the developments and transitions in the East Asian regional security environment
    • Issues and prospects in dealing with the regional security issues in East Asia


    • 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.