After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Summarize and appraise historical setting of Korea
CO-2: Analyze and criticize political developments in Korea
CO-3: Evaluate and discuss the nuclear armament issue of DPRK
CO-4: Research, construct, and present a persuasive written analysis on topics relevant to the Korean politics.
These course objectives harmonize with the Degree Program Objectives, which require graduates to:
- Construct and criticize the theory and politics of conflict, war, diplomatic relations, and the evolving nature of the international system.
- Provide students with a research-active teaching environment to provide grounding in the study of international relations including its political, social, and economic aspects.
- Assess how state, non-state, and supra-national actors behave and interact through a dynamic appreciation of different levels of analysis.
- Critique the theories of international relations, the heritage and development of the discipline, its major debates, its inherent nature as an interdisciplinary study, and a critical appreciation of the essentially contested nature of politics in general, and international relations in particular.
- Evaluate the nature and distribution of power in the international systems, the problems of political order and the social economic, historical and cultural context within which international actors operate.
- Assess the current challenges to international order, cooperation, identity, social formations, and global issues, and possible strategies to address them.
- Evaluate the changing role of the state in the context of globalization and regional integration and the implications for international peace and security.