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*MU Global Classroom Series: POL 386 Politics of East Asia
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Restrictions: MU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/06/2017 03/09/2018 03/17/2018
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Global Classroom Series Program Language Courses Offered: No
Areas of Study: Politics Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
Korea

POL 386 Politics of East Asia
Seoul, South Korea
Spring 2018
Travel Dates: March 9-17, 2018

COURSE INFORMATION
 
Course Name
POL 386 Politics of East Asia
Credits
3
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)
 
IN-COUNTRY INFORMATION

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.  



In-Country Highlights:
  • 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
By participating in this program, students will:
  • TBA  

FACULTY

Dr. Chad Rector
Politics Department
crector@marymount.edu

COSTS
 
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
Note: Full-time students do not need to pay additional tuition for this course provided they are registered for no more than 18 credits during the spring 2018 semester (including this course). Full-time students enrolled in more than 18 credits will be subject to over-enrollment fees.

Estimated additional expenses include:
  • Passport (if you don't already have one): ~$145
  • Additional meals: ~$700
  • Miscellaneous expenses: ~$250
The Center for Global Education reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.
COURSE REGISTRATION

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.
APPLICATION PROCESS

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.