UMAIE Course Number: T3908
SAU Course Equivalency: +PSCI 299, Special Topics in Political Science or +IS 210, Topics in International Studies (four credits)
Instructors: Dr. Duk Kim, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Dr. Il Woo Cho, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, St. Ambrose University
Tentative Dates: December 26, 2012 - January 18, 2013. SAU Spring semester begins January 16.
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Price: $5,240-$5,540* (tentative)
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 millenium 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 students' awareness of the rising global influence of the two Koreas.
The main objective of this course is to enrich 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), Samsung world headquarters, and Hyundai/Kia Motors. Furthermore, the Beopjusa Buddhist temple stay enables students to get a taste for the incredible cultural heritage.
Priority Deadline: April 13, 2012
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall).
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 13 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.