Pretty easy, overall.
Professor Carriere is a very eloquent professor who actually lived in Korea when most of the events he talks about in class took place. He is not only full of fascinating stories, but all of his readings are pleasant and short, while highly informative of core IR concepts.
The highlight of this course was to realize a number of misconceptions there were surrounding North Korea and a lot about the autocratic government of Seoul. It was also interesting to find the deeper interests the West and the Soviets had in the region during the Cold-War and really helps understand why we have a nuclear Korea today.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to do the readings and ask questions in class. Professor Carriere is great at clarifying and so are his TAs.