Division of International Studies (International Area Studies, Global Korea)

Location : Rm.118, Hanul Hall

Tel : 82-2-940-5485

Fax : 82-2-940-5485

Website : http://inter.kw.ac.kr/html/

Course Descriptions

East Asian History 1: Overview

This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding about modern history, society, and political economic structures of East Asian countries up to the end of World War II, which serve as a background of contemporary politics in East Asia.

East Asian History 2: Comprehensive Review

This course explores in-depth knowledge and understanding about recent history, society and political economic relationships between East Asian countries after the end of WW II. Through lectures and discussions, students will obtain comprehensive understanding about current social, political and economic issues among the three major East Asian countries of Korea, China and Japan.

Exploration of Career Development in IR Major

This course is designed to help students prepare for their career development in IR fields. Through individual and group projects, students are expected to find their aptitudes and qualifications, and get ready to search their best possible jobs.

Korean Politics

This course is designed to understand political history, political culture, and other main issues of Korean politics.

Korean-Japanese Relations

This course is designed to understand political and foreign relations between korea and Japan.

Introduction to International Negotiation

This course introduces empirical assumptions of the elements of international negotiations, negotiation strategies and tactics, and ethical issues in negotiations, and also examines how such assumptions are applied to actual negotiation processes and conflict resolutions through negotiation simulations. Students are expected to find their own ‘negotiation style’ and learn effective ways of conflict resolution, which is the very practical goal of this course.

Urbanism and Locality in Northeast Asia

The purpose of this course is to study Northeast Asian urbanism and locality in comparative historical viewpoints to enhance understanding interdisciplinary knowledge of Northeast Asian regions.

Theory & Practice of Foreign Policy Making

The purpose of this course is to understand the mechanisms such as the sources and instruments involved in formulating foreign policy making process and to survey the evolution of foreign policy of the major countries.

Chinese-Korean Relations

This course will discuss the economic and security relations between China and Korea since the diplomatic normalization in 1992.

War and Peace in Northeast Asia

This course examines the historical legacies and territorial disputes affecting current diplomatic relations of Northeast Asian countries, and explores various policy options for the development and maintenance of peaceful relationships between regional countries.

Political Economy in Northeast Asia

This course explores the interaction between politics and market in Northeast Asia. Students will learn IPE theories, trade, globalization, regional economic cooperation. Through lectures and discussions, the role of states, mutual interactions of domestic and international politics, the balance between cooperation and conflict, and the effect of int`l institutions on the regional economic relations will be explored.

NGO Exchanges in Northeast Asia

This course aims to survey activity of important NGO exchanges in Northeast Asia.

US-China Relations and the Future of Northeast Asia

This course is designed to understand the Major security and economic issues of US-Chinese relations. Through the course work, students will obtain the broader perspectives of US-Chinese relations.

China Studies

This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge about political and economic structure, society, culture and history of China.

Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy

In this course, students will understand political history, political institutions, political culture and foreign policy of Japan.

International Organizations

This course is designed for students to understand the formation and evolution of international organizations as well as their roles, processes, and functions in the contemporary world. The course discusses a variety of international organizations including formal international organizations, treaty organizations (NATO), regional organizations (EU, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), and international NGOs like Amnesty International.

U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy

This course scrutinizes the US domestic politics and foreign policies leading today's international politics. It covers the country's history since the second World War and its policy-making process.

Japan Studies

This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge about political and economic structure, society, culture and history of Japan.

Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy

The main purposes of this course are to analyze China's political changes since 1949, its political behavior, political culture and relations with foreign countries.

The Structures and Changes of Chinese Society

This course looks at how the basic structure of Chinese society has changed through socialist reforms and discusses the rapid social structural changes in the post-Mao period.

Seminar on New Security Issues

In this course, we will discuss on several new security issues like human rights, environment, terror, and so on.

Capstone Seminar : Japan

This seminar go forward with presentation and debate in Japanese on Northeast Asian situation.

Capstone Seminar : International Relations

This seminar examines the processes that shape public policy in selected countries in the international system, focusing on security policy, environmental policy, economic policy, globalization, and human rights, and explores what it all means for you.

Case Studies on Crisis Management

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the crisis management theory and discuss North korean nuclear issue, Taiwan Strait crisis, East Asia financial crisis and Afghan hostage crisis, etc.

North Korea in International System

This course will discuss North Korean political system and prospect the future of North Korea in the international system.

The Structures and Changes of Japanese Society

This course aims to understand generality, particularity and changes of Japanese society in the modern and contemporary period.

Resource Politics

This course examines global resource competitions, and explores the dynamic relations among Northeast Asian countries over natural resources including oil, natural gas, water resources, and minerals.

Seminar on Northeast Asian Leadership

This course will analyze political leaders of Korea, China and Japan to know how to manage companies and countries.

Capstone Seminar : China

This course will discuss current economic and security issues of Northeast Asia in Chinese language.

Understanding Korean Literature

This class aims to improve standard Korean language skills of students through readings of modern Korean literature.

Korean Writings

This course aims to enhance advanced Korean writing capability of students by the use of good gramma in intensive writing practices.

Mythology and History of Korea

This course explores mythology and history of Korea affecting the internal way of thinking of contemporary Koreans.

Field trip to cultural and historical sites

This course is designed as field trips for students to visit historical sites in and near Seoul. Students will experience the coexistence of traditional culture and modern life style in Korea.

Current Korean

This course aims to develop advanced Korean language skills of students through readings of daily newspapers and other audio-visual materials addressing current issues of Korea.

Presentation and Debates in Korean

This course is designed to improve speaking ability of students by the practice of public presentations and debates on critical socio-political and economic issues in Korean.

Human Geography of Korea

This course is designed for students to enhance their understanding of Korea through geological, social and cultural approaches on the major cities, provinces, and nature of the country.

Field experience of traditional korean culture

This course is designed for students to experience and learn Korean traditional epic songs pansori), folk games, and foods.

Mass Culture of Korea

This course is designed for students to understand Korean mass culture through a systemic learning of K-pop, dramas and films.

Economic Development of Korea

In this course, students will learn about pathways and strategies of Korea's rapid economic growth since 1060s.

Security Politics and Unification of Korea

This course examines the past and present security policies of Korean government, and further explores prospects for the unification of Korea in the context of international security situation.

Classic Literature of Korea

This class is designed for students to have in depth understanding about Korea by reading well-known classic literature.

Understanding Korean Politics

This course examines the Korean War, division of nation, military coup and dictatorship, and democratization movements that marked watershed moments for political history of Korea, and explores critical issues pending in contemporary Korean politics.

Industrial Structure of Korea

This course reviews the development of primary, secondary and tertiary industry in Korea, and explores contributing factors and problems in further economic development of the country.

Civil Society of Korea

This course reviews civil society development in Korea, and explores future orientation of existing civil society in addressing impending problems in Korean society.

Legal System of Korea

This course briefly examines legislation and jurisdictional systems of Korea.

High Tech Development and Global Competitiveness of Korea

This course reviews the global competitiveness of IT and automobile industries of Korea, and examines development strategies of high tech industry.

Tri-lateral Relationship in Northeast Asia

This course examines, through lectures and discussions, conflict and cooperation between Korea, China, Japan, and explores how to promote further political, economic and cultural cooperation among those three key actors in Northeast Asian relations.

Business Strategy of Korean Companies

This course provides a comparative analysis of the business strategies of four major multinational companies of Korea including Samsung, Hyundai, SK, and LG.

Service Sector Competitiveness of Korea

This course intends to analyze the competitiveness and problems of tertiary/ service sector of Korea.

US and Northeast Asia

This course, through lectures and discussions, provides students with a comprehensive understanding about US foreign policy strategies and the relationships between US and Northeast Asian countries.

Global Governance

This course examines globalization and associated issues, and critically reviews the efforts of the international community in addressing global issues.

International Political Economy

This course, through lectures and discussions, examines a broad range of IPE issues in Northeast Asia including international financial system, economic organizations, trade and regionalism.

Financial System of Korea

This course is designed to provide students with overall understanding about banking and financial system of Korea by reviewing the roles of Bank of Korea and other commercial banks.

Field Research on Selected Topics 1

This course is designed for students to take field research on historical and cultural sites, mass cultural industry, industrial production lines, central and local governments, and public sectors. Students are expected to submit reports on the field trips.

Resource and Environment of Korea

This course reviews ecological condition and environmental protection efforts of Korea.

Trade Practice and Logistics of Korea

This course examines the advanced logistics system of Korea, and the trade relationships between Korea and its major trading partners.

Field Research on Selected Topics 2

This course is designed for students to take an advanced field research on historical and cultural sites, mass cultural industry, production lines, central and local government offices, and other public sectors. Students are expected to submit reports on the field trips and related research.

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