POL 386 Politics of East Asia / South Korea

Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-3:15pm

This course examines the systems of government of countries in East Asia – including China (PRC), Mongolia, North and South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan – and their relations with each other and with major countries outside the region.  In Spring 2015 POL 386 will count as an honors course. The Spring 2015 section will include a study abroad component. We will travel as a class to Seoul, South Korea, to visit government offices, museums, and other sites of political and cultural significance. Information about the schedule and assignments is on the course website, here: http://worldpolitics.marymount.edu/386.

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in POL 102 or POL 103, a grade of C or better in POL 250 or any other WI course, or permission of instructor.
Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: GP, SS-2, WI

Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Faculty: Dr. Chad Rector

Dr.  Rector joined the Marymount University faculty in 2011, having previously taught at the George Washington University and the University of California, San Diego, and has been a scholar-in-residence at the Australian National University. He has taught courses on a variety of topics in international and comparative politics, political economy, U.S.-European relations, terrorism, international organizations, and environmental politics. His research is about how countries bargain over the design of international organizations. He has written one book about regional integration through federal unions and is currently writing another book about international cooperation on energy and security.

Program Fee: $1,100

Program Fee includes:

  • round-trip international airfare
  • ground transportation
  • double occupancy accommodations
  • entrance fees to all required site visits and cultural activities
  • daily continental breakfast
  • international health insurance coverage

The Center for Global Education will register students for this course after the student has successfully submitted the online study abroad application. 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 semester, including this course. Full-time students enrolled for more than 18 credits are subject to over-enrollment fees. MU 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. You will be responsible for making all timely payments to Marymount University.

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