KOR,Korean politics and international relations (Korean Studies Content Course 3)

Course content

This course introduces students to the politics of Korea and its multi-dimensional effects on contemporary international relations. The course is divided into two parts; the first addresses the Korean war, state institutions, economic development, civil societies, democratization and political cultures. The second half of this course delves into the multi-level and cross-border interactions between the two Koreas and the four major powers, China, Japan, United States and Russia, as well as India and the ASEAN.

Special attention is also given to other important subjects shaping discourse surrounding Korean politics and the international system, namely new world order, globalization, populism and polarization, to facilitate comparative and global approaches to the study of Korean politics. At the end of this course, students will be able to contextualise the Korean peninsula’s socio-economic and political transformations within regional contexts, using China, Japan and Taiwan as case studies.

In addition, students will critically evaluate North and South Korea’s place and their distinct role in the international system, increasingly dominated by the two superpowers, China and the United States.


Udbydes til:

Bacheloruddannelsen i asienstudier (koreastudier) 2019

Bachelortilvalg i japanstudier, kinastudier, koreastudier (asienstudier) og moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019


Learning outcome

Bacheloruddannelsen i asienstudier (koreastudier) 2019

Koreastudier realia 3 (Aktivitetskode: HKOB01001E)


Bachelortilvalg i japanstudier, kinastudier, koreastudier (asienstudier) og moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019

Koreastudier realia 3 (Aktivitetskode: HKOB10141E)

Koreastudier realia A: (Aktivitetskode: HKOB10151E)

Koreastudier realia B: (Aktivitetskode: HKOB10161E)

Exchange students:

Korean studies content B: (Activity code: HKOB10161E)

Workshop, Team teaching, group work, guidance and lectures

Will be available in Absalon

It is recommended that students have passed the course: Introduction to Korean Studies, Modern: Korean History, Society, and Culture after the Opening of Korea.
For elective students there are no recommendations

Under studieordningen Bachelortilvalg i japanstudier, kinastudier, koreastudier (asienstudier) og moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019 udbydes Koreastudier realia 3 (Aktivitetskode: HKOB10141E) kun som en del af et studiemønster, mens Koreastudier realia A (Aktivitetskode: HKOB10151E) og Koreastudier realia B (Aktivitetskode: HKOB10161E) er enkeltstående tilvalg.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 328,5
  • Practical exercises
  • 28
  • English
  • 412,5


Course number
Programme level
Bachelor choice

1 semester


Dette er et dagkursus via tompladsordningen mod betaling på Åbent Universitet. Tilmeld dig og se aktuel prisoversigt på www.aabentuniversitet.hum.ku.dk

See link below
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Sang Pil Jin   (7-7664716a736c6f436b7870316e7831676e)

Sang Pil Jin, sangpil@hum.ku.dk
Amos Farooqi, amos.farooqi@hum.ku.dk
Hyun Joo Choi choi@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 15-03-2023

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