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KF Global e-School


KF Global e-School Program

In response to the increasing interest overseas in rapid changes experienced by Korea in its politics, economy, society, culture, technology, and international relations, SNUAC, with support of the Korea Foundation (KF), has been designing and offering various courses in Korean Studies to foreign students since 2011. It has
also experimented with several formats in order to develop a new educational model for real-time video lectures. Over the past six years, the Center has provided 59 courses to 14 universities in eight countries, all of which approach Korean society from a comparative perspective. The e-School Program has become the flagship educational project of SNUAC, where the Center collaborates with prestigious universities selected by region and country and integrates education and research with diverse types of international exchange for the purpose of creating a new, sustainable model of education.

In 2016, the Program’s participants hailed from Tsinghua Univ. (China), the Higher School of Economics (Russia), the Univ. of Tübingen (Germany), Paris Diderot Univ. and Bordeaux Montaigne Univ. (France), and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam Nat’l Univ. Hanoi (Vietnam). SNUAC offered eleven for-credit courses taught by 11 faculty members of Seoul Nat’l Univ. to 313 undergraduate and graduate students in partner universities.

In addition, the Center joined efforts with the SNU Office of International Affairs to carry out the 2016 KF Global e-School Fellowship Program, supported by the Korea Foundation. The Center selected and invited to Korea outstanding students among those who took e-School courses in the previous year. Eight students from six universities in four countries (one student from the Higher School of Economics, one from Paris Diderot Univ., one from Bordeaux Montaigne Univ., two from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam Nat’l Univ. Hanoi, two from Tsinghua Univ., and one from Beijing Univ.) participated in the one-month program from late June to late July 2016. The Program covered their travel expenses, enrollment fees for four weeks of international summer courses at Seoul Nati’l Univ., and provided accommodation. During their stay in Seoul, the participants were able to interact with SNUAC interns and student club members and deepen their knowledge of Korea. The Center aims to nurture the e-School Fellowship Program as an educational model for understanding and appreciating Korean history, culture, and society in a short period of time.

SNUAC continues its efforts to enrich the contents of the e-School Program through affiliation with academic events and exchange within SNUAC and to expand the opportunities for domestic students to engage with foreign participants. The integration of the e-School with exchange programs has been set as a core objective in the second phase of the e-School Project (2015–2017).

Professor Ki-soo Eun lecturing at the Univ. of Tübingen in Germany in the Fall semester, 2016
Professor Seokkyeong Hong lecturing at Bordeaux Montaigne Univ. in France in the Winter semester, 2016

Courses Offered in e-School

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)

Fall 2016

▪ Popular Culture and Media in Korea (Univ. of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU, Hanoi Vietnam)
▪ Cross-Cultural Explorations in EastA sia (Tsinghua Univ., China)
▪ Introduction to Korean Studies (Nat’l Research Univ. Higher School of Economics, Russia)
▪ Korean Political Economy (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)
▪ Research Methods in Korean Studies (Université Paris Diderot, France & Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France

Winter 2016

▪ Social Traditions of Korea: Contemporary Korean Society (Nat’l Research Univ. Higher School of
Economics, Russia)
▪ Introduction to Korean Politics (Nat’l Research Un.iv Higher School of Economics, Russia)
▪ Popular Culture and Media in Korea (Université Bordeaux Montigane, France)

Instructors of the e-School