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Title: Politics of North Korea
Course Section Number: PSC-220-01
Department: Political Science
Description: What do the year 103, international cyber bank heists, nuclear weapons, hereditary communism, and Tokyo Disneyland have in common? North Korea has fascinated scholars, observers, and statesmen for the better part of 7 decades. This course is designed to enable students to understand and analyze North Korean politics through a rational choice framework. Towards such ends, students will acquire knowledge about Kim Il Sung's ascension to power; state-building and power consolidation; Kim Jong Il's governance including Juche, Songun politics, and nuclearization; the power transition to Kim Jong Un; human rights and state-society relations in North Korea; prospects for politics; Korean unification; and the growing role of women in governance and society. And, of course, international bank heists and fratricide via handkerchiefs will also be covered.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/24/2022-12/16/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 01:10PM - 02:00PM, Baxter Hall, Room 201
Faculty: Irons, Dylan

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 18
Cross-list Group Student Count: 6
Calculated Course Status: OPEN
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
PSC-220-01 (primary)
Politics of North Korea
OPEN Political Science 18 6 / 12 / 0
ASI-277-01 (cross-listing)
Politics of North Korea
OPEN Asian Studies 18 0 / 12 / 0
PPE-238-01 (cross-listing)
Politics of North Korea
OPEN Philosophy, Politics, Economic 18 0 / 12 / 0