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Two Koreas: Political Economy of Regional Rivalry

Course Number: INT STDS 5050 (OSU), KORE:4050/POLI:4050 (UI), EALC-E350 (IU)

Times: Tu/Th | 1:20PM – 2:40PM (CT) | 2:20PM – 3:40PM (ET)

Instructor: Young-Bae Hwang

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.

Hosting University: The Ohio State University

Participating Universities: University of Iowa, Michigan State University

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