Yonsei University

Understanding Korean Politics

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Chung-in Moon

Instructor: Chung-in Moon

4.8

(259 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
12 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 6 modules in this course

During Week 1, leaners will have an overview of Korean Politics which includes past history, the presidents and the main historical events during the 1st to the 6th Republic, and the democratic transition in 1987. The first week will help learners develop a fundamental understanding of the historical development of Korean Politics and lead leaners to think what makes Korean Politics new and interesting.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Week 2 will first summarizes the four legacies of South Korea’s politics from 1948 to 1987 and introduce the major concepts and models of democratic transition. Second, it will give a clear and detailed explanation about South Korea’s democratic transition which includes the transition dynamics, the determinants of democratic transition and the democratic consolidation.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Week 3 will start with the explanation of institution including its concept, types and major issues. In the second part, the lecture will expound South Korea’s constitutional foundation and its evolution, focusing on its nine constitutional amendments. Then it will talk about the structure and features of South Korean government, also it will briefly introduce South Korea’s presidential system which will be further explained in next week.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Week 4 will mainly talk about the political leadership. The lecture will first give the definition, types and evaluation criteria of political leadership. Then it will evaluate President Rhee Syngman, Park Chung-hee and Kim Dae-jung by using the criteria given in the first part and lead leaners to discuss the unique pattern of South Korean leadership.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Week 5 will give leaners a very clear explanation of South Korean economic development, including its original conditions, economic take-off and economic crisis. Then the lecture will talk about the limits of developmental state and lead leaners to discuss about the future of South Korean economy.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

The main topic of week 6 is Korean unification. The lecture will start with explanation of inter-Korean relationship to help learners form a better understanding towards Korean unification. Then it will expound and evaluate the Sunshine policy. And the last part will have learners discuss about the future of Inter-Korean relations and unification.

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12 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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4.9 (81 ratings)
Chung-in Moon
Yonsei University
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