|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
Winter Term - Off Campus
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject is offered during the Winter term as an overseas subject taught at one of the major universities in Seoul, South Korea. Topics include domestic party politics, national division, divided families, North Korean defectors, youth unemployment, gender-based violence, migrant workers and multicultural families. The subject includes visits to the Demilitarised Zone, the National Assembly, the National Museum, a multi-cultural centre, a K-pop school, and a North Korean human rights organisation. At the end of the semester, the students will present their papers at the partner university in Seoul.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Explain the key issues in contemporary Korean politics and society;
- Identify various potential factors for contentious social and political issues in Korea;
- Evaluate major political or social events in contemporary Korea;
- Suggest policy recommendations for political and social problems in Korea today.
- Acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
- Show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
- Acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
- Acquire public speaking skills through tutorial discussion
Eligibility and requirements
Permission of subject coordinator :
This subject has a quota, an application process applies. For further information on the application and selection process please use the link below:
Recommended background knowledge
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Mid-term essay (1,000 words) (20%), Due on 6th day of intensive teaching period.
- Presentation (500 words with photos and/or videos) (30%), Due on 12th (final) day of intensive teaching period.
- Final Essay (2,500 words) (50%), Due 2 weeks after completion of the intensive teaching period.
Hurdle requirements: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject. Regular participation in tutorials is required.
Quotas apply to this subject
Dates & times
- Winter Term - Off Campus
Coordinator Jay Song Mode of delivery Off Campus Contact hours 30 hours - 2.5 hours seminar per day conducted over 2 weeks Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 1 July 2019 to 13 July 2019 Last self-enrol date 3 July 2019 Census date 12 July 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 19 July 2019 Assessment period ends 2 August 2019
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 2 Weeks
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
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