This course will introduce the basics of the US government and political system specifically for Korean learners. An intermediate level of English is expected. However, I rely on Wikipedia during the screencast lectures and I show you how to use Wikipedia to read the materials in Korean if you wish.
I have a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia, experience working inside the state government as a performance auditor, and five years of experience teaching college students in my adopted home, Korea, about the system in my homeland.
This course briefly introduces the history of North America before the founding of the United States then begins discussing the US constitution and the three branches of government. You will understand things that many Americans themselves do not understand, such as the electoral college and how foreign policy is influenced by interest groups.
I want you to know that my goal is not to convince you that the US' role in the world is either good or bad. My goal is to help you understand how the system works.