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*MU Global Classroom Series: POL 386 Politics of East Asia
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||MU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Program Type:||Global Classroom Series Program||Language Courses Offered:||No|
|Areas of Study:||Politics||Language of Instruction:||English|
POL 386 Politics of East Asia
Seoul, South Korea
Travel Dates: March 9-17, 2018
POL 386 Politics of East Asia
|Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation||SS-2, GP, WI.|
|Prerequisites||POL 102 or 103 (C or better)
POL 250 or any other WI course or permission from instructor.
|Tentative Class Schedule||10:15AM - 01:00PM, Ballston, Room 3034. (Subject to change)|
Travel dates: March 9-17, 2018
This course examines the systems of government of the countries in East Asia- China (PRC), Mongolia, North and South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan (ROC)- and their relations with each other and with major countries outside the region. This course will introduce students to the political system of a functioning Asian democracy and give them an opportunity to experience, firsthand, Korean representations of democracy through public gatherings, campaign events, museums, the national Parliament, and other sites as well as to recognize and acclimatize to life in an economically-advanced but non-Western country.
The primary goal of the travel component of the course will be to introduce students to the political system of a functioning Asian democracy and give them an opportunity to experience, firsthand, Korean representations of democracy through public gatherings, campaign events, museums, the national parliament, and other sites (see below). Secondary goals include helping students recognize and acclimatize to life in an economically-advanced but non-Western country.
- National Museum of Korea
- National Museum of Contemporary Korean History
- The National Assembly
- The War Memorial of Korea
- Meeting Korean Students at universities in Seoul
Dr. Chad Rector
The Program Fee of $1,500 includes:
- Round-trip international airfare
- Double occupancy accommodations
- Transportation from MU to and from airport
- Course related activities and excursions
- On-site transportation
- Daily Breakfast
- Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Emergency travel insurance
Estimated additional expenses include:
- Passport (if you don't already have one): ~$145
- Additional meals: ~$700
- Miscellaneous expenses: ~$250
Students will not register themselves for this course. The Center for Global Education will register accepted students for this course after receiving a signed Confirmation of Participation form.
Students must apply for this program online by clicking the “Apply Now” button on this page. Students must be approved by faculty leaders and the Center for Global Education. In order to participate, they also must be in good academic and conduct standing at the time of application and through the duration of the program. Applicants will be notified by email regarding the status of their application.