Korea in a Global Context
Learn the international politics of Asia-Pacific with a focus on the United States, China, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea in this online politics course.
Who is the course for?
There are no special requirements for this course. In addition, this course is designed not for experts, but for general public interested in South Korea and its foreign policy as well as international relations.
What topics will you cover?
Explore what challenges and opportunities South Korea faces and critically analyse how regional and global politics would affect (and would be affected by) South Korea’s external behaviour.
Why does the United States continue to deeply engage in Asia?
What does China want in Asia?
How likely is a conflict between Japan and China to occur?
How should we deal with Pyongyang’s growing nuclear and missile threats?
Can South Korea, as a ‘Middle power’ play a significant role in terms of bringing about peace and stability in Asia?
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
In-depth knowledge of at least one topic within the field of International Relations (IR)
An empirical appreciation of the key contemporary issues at stake in international relations, in particular in the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region
A theoretical appreciation of why states behave as they do in global politics
Critical skills to appreciate scholarly writings on foreign policy and international politics