Course Description

Course Name

South-North Korean Relations

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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)

*Course content subject to change