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Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean Politics and Society

Course Title: Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean Politics & Society

Course Number: INTSTDS 5050 (OSU), ASIAN 480.002 (UM), ASN 291.301 (MSU)

Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:20-2:40pm (CT) 2:20-3:40pm (ET)

Instructor: Young-Bae Hwang /

Hosting University: Ohio State University

Description: The main objective of this course is to provide students with the introductory understanding on the Korean peninsula. While we look at various theoretical and historical explanations, this course will focus on the nature of North and South Korean regional rivalry and its global impacts. We will examine various security issues including North Korean nuclear threat, military alliances, and reunification prospects. In addition, we will discuss several economic issues such as the differential growth paths, South Korea’s rapid growth, and recent economic woes in both Koreas.

Participating Universities: University of Michigan, Michigan State University

Academic Calendar: Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus’ academic calendar.