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France Université Numerique

The Korean Economic Development

K-MOOC via France Université Numerique

Overview

About the course

The Korean economy has achieved remarkable growth during the last 6 decades. At the time of Korea’s independence from Japan in 1945, Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world. Moreover, the division of the Korean peninsula and the Korean War in 1950 has made the South Korean economy in miserable condition. In many senses, Korea fell in the poverty trap where the vicious cycle of poverty and under-development had re-enforced each other. However, the growth performance of the Korean economy after the end of the war in 1953 was truly remarkable, and many people call it as the “Miracle of the Han River”.

I am very glad to have an opportunity to deliver the progress Korea has made on the internet. I hope you would enjoy my lectures as well as all the additional services this course provides. It would be my great pleasure if you could enhance your understanding about Korea and development economics in general by the time you finish the course.


L’économie coréenne a connu une croissance remarquable au cours des six dernières décennies. Au moment de l’indépendance de la Corée vis-à-vis du Japon en 1945, le pays était l’un des plus pauvres au monde. La division de la péninsule ainsi que la guerre de Corée en 1950 ont laissé l’économie de la Corée du Sud dans un état déplorable. À bien des égards, la Corée est tombée dans le piège de la pauvreté, dans un cercle vicieux où pauvreté et sous-développement se renforcent l’un l’autre. Cependant, la fin de la guerre en 1953 marque le début d’une croissance économique fulgurante, connue sous le nom du “miracle du fleuve Han.”

Je suis très heureux d’avoir l’occasion de présenter les progrès réalisés par la Corée sur Internet. J’espère que vous apprécierez mes cours ainsi que tous les services supplémentaires fournis par ce cours. Je serais très heureux si vous pouviez améliorer votre compréhension de la Corée et de l’économie du développement en général d’ici la fin de ce programme

- Professor Lee, Doo Won
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Format

The Korean Economic Development is organized over 11 weeks with 2-3 units. Each unit contains 4 to 5 short lecture videos with several quizzes in the end. Participants are encouraged to take a peer review as the final exam at the end of the course.

Le cours se déroule sur 11 semaines avec 2 ou 3 unités. Chaque unité contient 4 à 5 courtes vidéos, suivies de plusieurs quiz. Les participants sont invités à se soumettre à un examen par leurs pairs comme examen final à la fin du programme.

Syllabus

Course Schedule

  • Week 1: Introduction
  • Week 2: 1940s and 1950s
  • Week 3: 1960s
  • Week 4: 1970s
  • Week 5: 1980s
  • Week 6: The Early 1990s
  • Week 7: 1997 Asian Financial Crisis
  • Week 8: 2008 Global Financial Crisis & Beyond
  • Week 9: The Korean Economy Macroeconomic Management
  • Week 10: Korean Corporate Sector
  • Week 11: The North Korean Economy & Economics of Unification
  • Week 12: Peer Review

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  • Jacques Mahoudeaux completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Very interesting insight of the development of Korea. The course is easy to follow, even on a smartphone, but some lesson requiere some good basics in economy.

    This is exactly the same course as the one on Coursera. The advantage here is that student get a pdf certificate at the end. But the content is neither downloadable nor accessible on a smartphone app.

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