Korea and Its Neighbours

This micro-credential provides an overview of Korea's relations with other nations. It outlines the impact of historical events such as the Japanese colonial occupation, the US Army Military Government in Korea, the Korean War, and Korea's ongoing engagement with other nations. Upon completion, students will be able to evaluate how historical events continue to inform Korean politics, society, and international relations.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • 2 PD Points, convertible to academic credit
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode

Start date

Monday 19 July – Sunday 15 August, 2021

Applications close

Monday 12 July, 2021

4 weeks
Lecture: 4 x 15 minutes/week (asynchronous)
Seminar: 2 x 60 minutes
Personal Study: 11 hours/week
Academic Lead
Caleb Kelso-Marsh
$550 inc. GST
Critical information summary
KOREM201 – Critical information summary [PDF, 71.2KB]

What you'll learn

To develop an understanding of the historical events that have impacted the development of Korea's international relations.

To critically analyse how past historical events continue to influence contemporary Korean diplomatic relations

How Korea's internal relations can be applied to various problem-solving scenarios.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • To develop an understanding of the relationship between Korea and its regional neighbours.
  • To develop an understanding of the relationship between Korea and the US.
  •  To develop an understanding of inter-Korea relations.

How does it work?

70% 1000-word reflection paper and 30% participation

What's next after this course?

Future study
Students can enrol in a further Korean Studies-related micro-credential course such as KOREM102 or KOREM103.
Career outcomes
This unit will be of benefit to professionals working in or with Korean partner institutions or companies, as well as to
students interested in the context of Korean Studies.


Applications are open.

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