KF Global e-School Program

SNUAC has provided foreigners with various Korean Studies courses fo­cused on contemporary Korean society in responses to its rapid change in politics, the economy, society, culture, technology, and international relations. Funded by the Korea Foundation since 2011, SNUAC has of­fered comparative Korean Studies courses for international audiences.

In order to develop a new educational model for real-time video lectures, SNUAC has conducted various experiments such as joint lectures in three countries and a Moving Class. As a result, over the past five years, we have offered forty-eight courses at thirteen universities in eight countries throughout Asia and Europe. At the core of SNUAC’s education, the e-School Program continues to initiate collaborations with prestigious universities all over the world, and integrate education, research, and international exchanges in order to create a new, sustainable model of education.

In 2015, Peking Univ. (China), Tsinghua Univ. (China), Nat’l Research Univ. Higher School of Economics (Russia), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Université Paris Diderot (France), Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (France), Univ. of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU-Hanoi (Viet­nam) participated in e-School Program. SNUAC offered eleven for credit courses taught by fifteen faculty members of Seoul National University for both undergraduate and graduate students in those universities. Enrollment amounted to two hundred seventeen.

Moreover, SNUAC organized the ‘2015 KF Global e-School Fellowship Program’ in June to August, in collaboration with the SNU Office of International Affairs, and supported by Korea Foundation. This program invited eight students, from four different countries, who demonstrated strong performance in the previous year’s e-School Program courses. Among them, five students participated in the Fellowship Program, two from Nat’l Research Univ. Higher School of Economics (Russia), two from Univ. of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU-Hanoi, and the other from Freie Universität Berlin (Germany).

For the six-week program, the e-School Fellowship Program covered participants’ travel cost, enrollment fee for international summer cours­es of Seoul National University, and provided accommodations. During their stay in Seoul, participants mingled with SNU students, including those from the two student clubs SNUAC supports, and participated in the SNUAC research internship program. Through this exchange, the Fellowship Program participants were provided more opportunities to deepen their understanding of the Korean society.

The e-School Program will continue to be enriched in accordance with other various programs at SNUAC. Also, we will broaden the opportuni­ty for domestic students to network with international student partic­ipants, and keep developing the e-School Program as a more fruitful international exchange program. The e-School Program’s focus on international exchange is one of the central goals for the second stage of SNUAC development (2015-2017). SNUAC will expand the e-School Fellowship Program, as a model education program, to invite overseas student participants to SNU campus so that they can participate in the international summer courses offered by Seoul National University, as well as various activities to better understand Korean society, history, and culture.


<e-School Courses>

Spring 2011

“Changing World Order and Korea” (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
“Cultural and Social Transformation of Contemporary Korea” (Waseda University, Japan)

 

Fall 2011                    

“Changes in East Asia” (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
“Cultural and Social Transformation of Contemporary Korea” (Waseda University, Japan)
“Introduction to Korean Studies” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)

 

Spring 2012

“Media Studies in East Asia” (Joint lecture course with Peking Univ. & Univ. of Tokyo)
“Economic Development in East Asia” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Socio-Cultural Traditions of Korea” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Two Koreas” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)

 

Fall 2012

“Cross-Cultural Explorations in East Asia” (Joint lecture course with Tsinghua University, China)
“Confucian Culture and Business Organization in East Asia” (Joint lecture course with Renmin Univ. of China & Univ. of Tokyo)
“Cultural and Social Transformation of Contemporary Korea” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)
“Economic Development in East Asia” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“East Asian International Relations and South Korea’s Foreign Policy” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)

 

Spring 2013

“Introduction to Korean Studies” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Media Studies in East Asia” (Joint lecture course with Peking Univ. & Univ. of Tokyo)
“Socio-Cultural Traditions of Korea” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Korean-US Relations” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)

 

Fall 2013

“Cross-Cultural Explorations in East Asia” (Joint lecture course with Tsinghua University, China)
“Understanding of Korean Industry and Business” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Cultural and Social Transformation of Contemporary Korea” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)
“Economic Development in East Asia” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Understanding Korean Society” (University of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU, Hanoi, Vietnam)
“Introduction to Korean Studies” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)

 

Spring 2014

“Socio-Cultural Traditions of Korea” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“International Relations and the Korean Peninsula” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Understanding Korean Society” (University of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU, Hanoi, Vietnam)
“Korea-US Relations” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)
“Contemporary Korean Society” (The University of Western Australia, Australia)

 

Fall 2014

“Introduction to Korean History” (University of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU, Hanoi, Vietnam)
“Social Transformation in China and Korea” (Joint lecture course with Peking University, China)
“Cross-cultural Explorations in East Asia” (Joint lecture course with Tsinghua University, China)
“Introduction to Korean Studies” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“International Relations and the Korean Peninsula” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Economic Development in East Asia” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)
“Theories and Research Methods for Korean Studies” (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
“Series of Lectures: The State of the Art of the Social Science Research on Korea in Korea” (Université Paris Diderot, France & Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France)

 

Spring 2015

“Understanding Korean Society” (University of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU, Hanoi, Vietnam)
“Cultural and Social Transformation of Contemporary Korea” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)

 

Fall 2015

“Understanding Modern Korean Literature” (University of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU, Hanoi, Vietnam)
“The frontiers on Intercultural communication of Sino-Korea” (Peking University, China)
“Cross-cultural Explorations in East Asia” (Joint lecture course with Tsinghua University, China)
“Introduction to Korean Studies” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Korean Political Economy” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)
“Theories and Research Methods for Korean Studies” (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
“Research Methods in Korean Studies” (Université Paris Diderot, France & Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France)

 

Winter 2015

“Introduction to Korean Politics” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)
“Social Traditions of Korea: Contemporary Korean Society” (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)

 

Spring 2016

“Popular Culture and Media in Korea” (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France)

“Introduction to Korean History” (University of Social Sciences and Humanities VNU, Hanoi, Vietnam)

“Cultural and Social Transformation of Contemporary Korea” (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)