The Hanyang University International Summer Campus is intended for both visiting International students and Korean students. Coursework in English is offered in a variety of fields and students in any major area are welcome to participate. Many of the faculty come from well-known and respected institutions in the United States. Binghamton University offers the program as either faculty-led or direct enroll (for more information regarding the differences, please refer to the costs section of the website). Both faculty-led and direct enroll students are required to enroll in at least one course offered by a Binghamton Faculty member. Students then choose one other course from a list of 40+ courses to enroll in. Each class meets for 3 hours each day, either in the morning from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm, with an extra session from 4:00pm-7pm.
The following courses are offered by Binghamton Faculty (you must choose at least one):
**New for Summer 2014** HIST 3XX/AAAS 3XX War, Empire, and Memory
Professor Elisa Camiscioli
This course examines the question of historical memory – the way we understand ourselves and our societies through the past – with reference to several significant events in twentieth-century Korean history: the Japanese occupation, the plight of the "comfort women," the experience of modernization, and the Korean War. We will ask how various sites of collective memory (historic places, textbooks, films, anniversaries) acquire political and emotional importance, and what choices are made when representing past events as part of the national narrative. In addition to the readings, this course will make use of our time in Seoul to explore these questions. Weekly fieldtrips to museums and other sites include a tour of Japanese colonial architecture in Myeongdong, the War Memorial of Korea, Seodaemun Prison History Hall, War and Women's Human Rights Museum, and the new National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.
AAAS 218/Linguistics 281A Structure of Korean (GenEd J)
Professor Sungdai Cho
This course will provide an overview of the structure of the Korean language and discuss the relevant analyses of a certain structure. Based on the readings of the text, we will discuss the adequacy of the analyses including the generalizations and consider expanded sets of data. This course touches on the general areas of Korean linguistics, from Korean language background to sociolinguistics. For each week, every student is required to complete the assigned readings specified in the syllabus and is encouraged to read the related literature if possible. Each student is strongly recommended to further investigate the issues before the class meetings and reach their own conclusions concerning the adequacy of the analyses presented in the books.
AAAS 439/LING 480E/AAAS 580E East Asian Linguistics (GenEd C)
Professor Sungdai Cho
This course aims to acquaint students with the linguistic characteristics of Chinese, Japanese and Korean through a survey of the sound, writing, grammatical systems, historical development, and social environments of these languages by comparing them with other languages, particularly with English. We will consider a wide array of phenomena in East Asian languages, focusing on how three languages are different in the choice of linguistic form. It also aims at a general understanding of linguistic structure of three languages, with emphasis on their relationship with English structure. Reading materials and lectures are in English.
The following courses are offered as choices for the second course:
*Students enroll in Korean language courses according to their level of Korean (beginning or intermediate).
Other courses offered vary by year. Check for a full listing of courses offered at: http://summerschoolkorea.com/academics/courses/
Professor Elisa Camiscioli is an Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies.
Professor Sungdai Cho is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies.
Students can earn 6 credits during the 4 week program. All International Summer Campus courses are worth three credits (except Taekwondo, which is one credit). If participants choose to take Taekwondo along with two academic courses, a maximum of 7 credits can be earned. At Binghamton credit towards requirements of a major or minor is evaluated by the relevant department. Students should discuss their intention to participate on the Hanyang University program with all appropriate academic advisors and obtain pre-approvals and an understanding of study abroad credit policies.
Last Updated: 12/3/13