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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Understanding Korean Politics by Yonsei University

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About the Course

This course will select six most outstanding issues in contemporary Korean politics and will engage in an in-depth, interactive inquiry of those issue. They include Korean politics in history, institutional setting of Korean politics, and dynamics of political culture in Korea, profiles of political leadership, myth and reality of the developmental state and the Korean economic miracle, and debates on Korean unification. The course will expose students to contending theories and empirical reality at first hand. After completing this course, learners will be able to 1. Grasp the most salient and timely aspects of Korean politics.. 2. Place South Korean politics in comparative perspectives. 3. Digest a delicate mix of theory and practice regarding Korean politics. 4. Come up with new interpretations of political development in South Korea. 5. Most importantly renew their genuine interests in Korea and Korean politics....

Top reviews


Sep 17, 2020

I would recommend this course to anybody who wants to learn about politics. Mr Chung in-Moon is a fantastic teacher and makes it seems like a story. I hope to be his pupil one day in real time.


Oct 10, 2020

Very informative course! It’s content heavy but I have a much better understanding of Korean politics and its complexities! I can’t wait to return Korea with this new understanding!

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By Eliane M A T V

Jun 18, 2020

A very comprehensive course that goes from the basic framework to the particular about Korean political affairs. Dr. Moon has a brilliant delivery as well.

By Susan S S O

Dec 6, 2020

Very interesting course. It is deeply explained by professor Moon Chung-in, and one can really learn Korean politics and its history through each lecture.

By Vanessa R G

Oct 8, 2018

Excellent course! I probably learned must of the things I needed to know about Korean politics, causes, consequences, future scenarios, etc.

By Fawaz Q

Nov 23, 2019

My first certificate and course in Coursera! I really liked it and it does give you a good understanding of Korean politics in all aspects.

By Arusyak H

Aug 9, 2020

A nice course for beginners who want to know more about Korean political history, political system and the main issues in Korean politics!

By Sohini D

Sep 9, 2021

It was a thorough, well-planned lecture-series that really pin-pointed the main attributes of Korean peninsular politics till date.

By Shintiya D

Jul 6, 2021

I'm really enjoy the course process, prof Chung-in Moon is really detail and it's more like story telling. thanks sir

By Elvin G

Dec 26, 2021

Very Informatiove. This course widen my insight about South Korea especially in Political Issues and Development.

By Juan F C

Jul 27, 2021

Great course! Learned a lot of korean history and politics. Such a unique nation! Lectures are very interesting

By John D W S

Nov 14, 2017

I loved it, the transcript could use a little correction on some words.

THe9nstructor;what a honor to have him!

By Ting S Y

Jun 6, 2020

fantastic. quiz questions were relatively manageable. would highly reccomend if interested in korean politics.

By Helly

Nov 14, 2019

I really enjoyed this course- broadened my perception of Korea and I would love to work there soon.

By Andaleeb A

Aug 25, 2017

Great course covering the evolution of Korean politics from post-Korean war to modern day.


Nov 19, 2020

O curso foi muito interessante, pude aprender sobre o panorama geral de forma eficiente.

By Thale H

Aug 5, 2021

A fantastic overview of the history and current issues in Korean politics. Recommended!

By Karen S G C

Sep 28, 2020

An excellent course to understand Korean Politics, with good materials and biography.

By 김도혜

Jun 23, 2019

굉장히 좋은 시간이었습니다.

한국 정치에 대해 문 교수님 같은 저명한 학자분의 강의를 들을 기회를 얻게 되어 영광입니다.

By Ardhya P A

Aug 27, 2021

It really helped me a lot to learn about Korean politics

By Nan F L

Apr 17, 2022

The course was extremely informational and insightful.

By Nghiêm H M

Sep 20, 2021

Useful course, lots of good and interesting knowledge


Sep 8, 2020

Good Course for the understanding of Korean History

By D.a K

Jan 18, 2022

Very good understanding of modern Korean courses.

By Sonny A B

Dec 2, 2020

Very informative discussion on Korean politics.

By Nicholas A S

Jul 4, 2018

Very informative course. I liked the professor.

By Roberto M R

Sep 17, 2019

Excellent course with an excellent instructor.