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Politics and Economics on the Korean Peninsula

The course gives an overview of the comtemporary political situation of the Korean states with regard to the internal political development

The course also deals with foreign policy and the modern economic development, the economic systems, economic geography, the economic policy and planning and foreign trade.

All teaching and examination at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies will continue to be web-based throughout autumn semester 2021.

  • Course structure

    The course describes the basic features of the political situation in contemporary and the modern economic developmen North and South Korea.

    Teaching format

    Lectures and seminars.

    Course details and resources

    Course infromation, details and literature lists can be found in the learning platform: Athena closer to the start of the semester.

    Please note that only registred students have access to resources, like PDF documents, in Athena. 


    The modules are normally tested with a written examination, but other methods of examination may be used.

    The methods of examination are adapted to the learning objectives, group size et cetera of the particular module and are for the current semester made available in the course syllabus distributed at the start of the course.



    Gabriel Jonsson

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The course literature for Autumn 21 is being updated.

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Korean Language and Culture?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Hanna Kritz
    Room 111, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 27 22