South-North Korean Relations

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    South-North Korean Relations

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, International Relations

  • 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

    Course Description
    This course examines the development of inter-Korean relations in historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives with special attention to negotiation strategies.

    Course Requirements
    The requirements of the course include: (1) to do the assigned reading each week; (2) to participate actively in discussions; (3) to make a ten to fifteen minute oral commentary at one meeting of the seminar, analyzing and criticizing the assigned reading for that session; (4) to have mid-term and final exams. Course grades will be based on participation (20%), the mid-term exam (30%), and the final exam (50%).

    -KIM Hakjoon, Dynasty: The Hereditary Succession Politics of North Korea (Standford University, 2015)
    -Kyung-ae Park and Scott Snyder, North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013)
    -Buszynski Leszek, Negotiating with North Korea: the Six Party Talks and the Nuclear Issue (Routledge, 2013)
    -Jacques L. Fuqua JR., Korean Unification: Inevitable Challenges (Potomac Books: Washington D.C., 2011)

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