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Class Schedule Listing - 2019 Summer I (Jul 14, 2024)


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Democratization in Comparative Perspective - From Authoritarianism to the Rule of Law in South Korea - 9403 - ASST 2000 - 812
CL: Pol Sci 2000 (811). Notes: Permission of major coordinator required. Course requires short-term travel to Korea and other costs not covered by course tuition. Please consult with the instructor for details. Topical Section Description: The Republic of Korea’s democracy is not only working smoothly, but is an exemplar in E Asia, as witnessed by the non-violent “Candlelight Revolution” in late 2016 that led to the successful impeachment of its president in March, 2017, and the lawful election of President Moon Jae-In in May that year. That was hardly the case in the years of military domination and authoritarian regimes – marked by political trials, torture of detainees, blatant suppression of the press, and more – in the decades of the 1970s & ‘80s. As a Comparative Politics’ case study, our course will walk you through the democratization process by which South Korea’s civil society – students, journalists, workers, religious leaders, and others – courageously stood up for human rights & successfully advocated for representative government. We will hear from guest speakers who were active in that effort, will visit key institutions from those times to the present, and plan to be in Kwangju on the 39 th Anniversary of the famed but tragic “Kwangju Uprising” (May 18, 1980). Your instructor was a participant-observer in the democratization movement (1972-1987), invited back by the ROK Govt in recognition of his role therein, and will share insights from a career bridging the passions of those activist years with a Ph.D. – and decades of teaching – in Korean Politics.

Associated Term: 2019 Summer I
Registration Dates: Mar 28, 2019 to May 15, 2019
Registration Levels: Graduate, NonDegree Continuing Undergrad, Undergraduate
Special Approval: Major Coordinator - JPN ONLY

Japan Campus
Base Lecture Schedule Type
Non-Classroom (Field & I.S.) Instructional Method
Credit Hours: 3.000

Seats Available: 11

Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MTWRF TBA May 09, 2019 - May 21, 2019 Base Lecture David H. Satterwhite (P)E-mail

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