July - Off Campus
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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
Last updated: 6 December 2019