Special Topics in International Development II

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topics in International Development II

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, International Relations, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course covers different topics about Aid for Trade(AfT). The course consists of lectures of invited internal or external scholars and practitioners who are experts in the given topic of the week. The course aims to promote students? understanding on theory of economic development, strategies for poverty eradication, and role of AfT for poverty eradication.

    The course is funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA), and selected 4 students will receive financial support from KOICA to visit a developing country. These 4 students will be selected based on their academic performance in this course. It is important to note that although international students, who do not hold Korean citizenship, are able to take this course, they are not able to participate in international field trip as financial support from KOICA is only offered for Korean students.

    Attendance is mandatory at the lectures, and the students? participation will be evaluated based on their contribution to class discussion. The students will be divided into groups of 4 students, and each group has to make a presentation and create User Created Context (UCC). Topics for presentation and UCC will be announced later in the class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations