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150142 VU Working with North Korea (2021S)

Practical Experiences

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 09.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 16.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 23.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 13.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 20.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 27.04. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 04.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 11.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 18.05. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 01.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 08.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 15.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 22.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 29.06. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Corona:
In order to provide students with the highest possible degree of planning security, this course is taking place under the expectation that normal and unrestricted access to the university will not be possible during the whole semester. In other words, it will be taught online.
You must, however, ensure that you have the necessary hardware, software, and internet access to be able to participate. If, for whatever reason, you are not sure whether you can guarantee this, then you should not register for this course.

Contents
This course provides insights into practical aspects of working in or with North Korea. To make the best out of this course, it is strongly recommended that you have already attended the course on “Politics, Economy and Society of North Korea” or otherwise acquired basic knowledge.
The course consists of interviews with individuals who have been working with North Korea in various capacities. These include a former student at Kim Il Sung University who was arrested and expelled, the representative of a German foundation supporting reforestation, a former CIA officer and State Department official, a former World Bank employee, the founder of a News Network, the founder of an NGO for capacity building, a former member of the European Parliament, members of NGOs providing food assistance, a medical doctor supporting the health system, the head of a travel agency, a filmmaker, an advisor to the South Korean president, and a lecturer at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.
After having attended the course, students understand the practical challenges and opportunities of working in and with North Korea in various fields. They have learned about possible fields of engagement and are able to put these cases into a larger politico-economic context.

Assessment and permitted materials

Workload
Students will be asked to watch a number of recorded interviews (details on Moodle). They will need to supplement these with their own research to fully grasp the work and background of the interviewees. Each student will have to take part in three multiple-choice tests.
Occasionally, we will have real time discussion sessions for Q&A (details on Moodle).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment
Grading for this course will be based on three multiple choice tests on the contents of the interviews.
Please note: This is not a lecture course (“Vorlesung”). Tests will thus not be repeated. They will also not be substituted by other contributions. Please make sure that you can participate. If you already know that this will not be possible, you should not register for this course. If you miss the test, for whatever reason, you will be graded “5” for that test. Please consider this when enrolling for this course.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
3 M/C tests: 33.33% each

Examination topics

The recorded interviews as posted on Moodle.

Reading list

Supplementary materials as found online and in our library.

Association in the course directory

WM4

Last modified: Mo 22.02.2021 17:08