Energy and International Relations

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Energy and International Relations

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, International Relations, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Global energy issues are getting more and more attention as a new agenda which defines international relations. These issues are especially interesting since they contain both political and economic implications. This course explores economic and political aspects of international energy resources with a special emphasis on energy security and the geopolitics of energy.

    Course Objectives

    • Understanding the concept of energy security
    • Understanding major energy statistics
    • Understanding key regional issues in global energy transaction
    • Understanding the rising issues in global energy relations



    • Gal Luft and Anne Korin, ed, Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century (Prager Security, 2009)
    • Other readings will be posted on EKU
    • A more detailed reading list will be distributed in the class.



Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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