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Two Koreas in the World (KORE20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeKORE20001
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject covers both South and North Koreas’ international relations since the establishment of the governments in 1948 until today. It deals with two Koreas’ political and ideological divergence since the end of WWII and how two Koreas have formed two totally different diplomatic, economic and cultural relations with the rest of the world. While the focus is on two Koreas’ relations with Japan, China, the US and Russia, their respective relations with other Asian, European, African and American states will also be discussed. Two Koreas’ relations with Australia will have special attention.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • Explain the characteristics of two Koreas' relations with the world;
  • Identify different theories of international relations;
  • Evaluate contemporary diplomatic and military events in Korea;
  • Make policy decisions in accordance with international relations theories.

Generic skills

  • Acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion
  • Show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
  • Acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
  • Acquire public speaking skills through tutorial discussion

Last updated: 12 July 2019