T3908 EXPERIENCE KOREA:
TWO STATES REMEMBERING ONE NATION
December 26, 2012-January 18, 2013
With more than 5,000 years of rich history, the Republic of Korea is a country with a unique culture, history, language, society, economy, political system and traditional values. Korea’s cultural heritage, beliefs, and economic and political developments can be best understood within its relationship with the rest of the world, in particular the other two East Asian countries — China and Japan.
The Korean peninsula is one of the most dynamic regions in world politics. Nearly 60 years after the Korean War, the two Koreas still face each other across a heavily fortified demilitarized zone, shaped by an errant decision in 1945 to divide the country and by the civil war that followed. As the millennium turned, the two Koreas have again called for global attention. As the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang continues, the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula intensifies. Can the two Koreas ever be united? This course seeks to enrich our students’ awareness of the rising global influence of the two Koreas.
The main objective of this course is to enrich our students’ awareness of the rising global influence of the two Koreas. Our objective can be best achieved by exploring a unique culture, history, traditional values, economy and political system. Seoul is the capital city of the Republic of Korea. The city is home to numerous historical and cultural landmarks as well as a highly technologically advanced infrastructure, such as Changdeok Palace, Namsan Hanok Village, the Korean War National Museum, and Coex World Trade Center, which allow students to experience and better understand the current issues of Korea. Students will also visit the most attractive tourist destinations – the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the Samsung world headquarters, and Hyundai/Kia Motors. Furthermore, the Beopjusa Buddhist temple stay will be a unique cultural program which will let students get a taste for the incredible cultural heritage.
Costs: $5,200-$5,500* FINAL PRICE: $5,295
*Each home institution may have supplementary fees in addition to the price listed.
Comprehensive Fee Includes: Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, three lunches, four dinners and one cultural performance. (subject to change)
The course does not have any academic prerequisites.
All of the reading assignments will be available on our class Web site.
20% A Comprehensive Final Exam
40% Four Reflective Papers
20% Reading & Class Participation
Duk Kim, Ph.D., St. Ambrose University (563) 333-6169
Description of Faculty Directors
Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Leadership Studies at St. Ambrose University. He is an international relations (IR) specialist and has been teaching various IR courses including International Relations in East Asia, Global Issues, International Law, US Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, and International Politics.
Application Procedures & Deadline
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· Complete all application materials by the application deadline. There will be a priority enrollment period from April 2-16, 2012 for all UMAIE programs. We encourage students to apply by the priority deadline of Monday, April 16. Applications will be accepted after April 16 for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 3, 2012.
Priority Application Deadline: April 16, 2012
Final Application Deadline: October 3, 2012
For more information on course content, contact Dr. Duk Kim
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office.
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