• Offered by Sch of International Political & Strategic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Yongwook Ryu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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The Korean peninsula is a theatre for great power rivalry and politics.  In addition, North Korea poses a major security threat to regional peace and stability, and inter-Korean conflict is more likely than ever.  Despite the same ethnicity, the two Koreas exhibit difference in terms of their respective political, military, economic, and social systems which shape the security and stability of the Korean peninsula.  The course is designed as an introduction to the politics, external relations and security policy-making of the two Koreas, and is divided into three parts: North Korea; South Korea; and Inter-Korean Relations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:

1. An understanding of the political, military economic, and social systems of the two Koreas;

2. An understanding of the ways in which these systems affect their perceptions and politics regarding international security and the security of the Korean peninsula;

3. An understanding of foreign and security policy-making in the two Koreas and an ability to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the two;

4. Knowledge of the ways in which the two Koreas’ relationships with other major powers shape their security policy-making;

5. A capacity for critical thinking regarding security issues on the Korean peninsula as well as show innovative ways to improve on current problems;

6. The capacity to conduct scholarly research and construct evidence-based arguments in written work.

Indicative Assessment

1. Participation in Discussion - 10%

 

2. Research Project - 50%

 

3. Final Exam - 40%

       

 

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Workload

35 contact hours per semester

A 2-hour lecture session per week for 12 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for 11 weeks of the  semester

Prescribed Texts

Key articles will be provided electronically via Wattle.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2478
2013 $2478
2014 $2484
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6058 28 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 07 Nov 2014 In Person N/A

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