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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Korean Politics in Historical Perspective

2 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Political Institutions in South Korea

2 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Profiles of political leadership

2 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m

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