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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-2.5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Korean Politics in Historical Perspective

5 videos (Total 60 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
1.2 Korean Politics-Past History11m
1.3 The First and Second Republic(1948-1961)14m
1.4 Military Coup, Park Chung-Hee, and the Yushine Regime14m
1.5 The 5th Republic, Chun Doo-Hwan, and Democratic Transition14m
1 reading
Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Graded Quiz10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Dynamics of Democratic Transition in South Korea: Structure, Culture, and Leadership Choice

5 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.2 Understanding Democratic Transition and Consolidation13m
2.3 Authoritarian Past and Transition Dynamics15m
2.4 Determinants of Democratic Transition in South Korea12m
2.5 Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in South Korea7m
1 reading
Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Graded Quiz10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Political Institutions in South Korea

5 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2 Constitutional Foundation and Its Evolution15m
3.3 Korean Government14m
3.4 Why persistent Imperial President?8m
3.5 Conclusion: Debates on New Constitutional Amendment4m
1 reading
Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Graded Quiz8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Profiles of political leadership

6 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
4.2 Evaluating Political Leadership7m
4.3 Assessing Rhee Syngman20m
4.4 Evaluating Park Chung-hee13m
4.5 Evaluating Kim Dae-jung10m
4.6 Conclusion: some puzzles for discussion4m
1 reading
Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Graded Quiz10m
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Top reviews from Understanding Korean Politics

By EWNov 14th 2017

I loved it, the transcript could use a little correction on some words.\n\nTHe9nstructor;what a honor to have him!

By MPNov 27th 2016

An excellent course for anyone who wants a good overview of the Republic of Korea and it's political history.

Instructor

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Chung-in Moon

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Political Science

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

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