Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MPAS2165 South Korean Politics: Authoritarianism, Discord and Democratization 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Asian Studies
MDP in Asian Studies
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn about the political system of South Korea and become familiar with its historical and sociocultural specificities in Korean, East Asian, and global contexts.

General description

The course first examines the significance of the premodern Korean state and the Japanese colonial era, and continues through the contemporary era, paying attention to divisive and cohesive as well as formal and informal traditions and practices, modern political and social movements, and institutions such as president, parliament, and political parties.


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Teacher responsible

Antti Leppänen


12-Jan-2016 –
Lectures 24 h
Spring 2016
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 29-Mar-2016 weekly at 16.15-17.45, CEAS lecture hall

Evaluation criteria

Lectures, reading and writing assignments, and final essay