Barcelona, Spain

Geography of East Asia

online course
when 12 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be taught virtually in 2021, with the resources and experience gained from the previous year.

The course will cover the basics of the Geography of East Asia (China, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore), including geopolitical topics, the physical environment; population; agriculture and food systems, energy & manufacturing, urban issues and the state of the environment.
It combines lectures on the topics previously mentioned and practical works that will consist of short essays; forum discussions on documentaries and other visual materials; and other types of exercises. Students must be ready to attend online lecture followed by a Q&A and discussion session. They are also required to work autonomously for practical work (2 practical works per week), which is mandatory. Individual follow up sessions with students will be programmed in the beginning of the course.

Course leader

Hyerim Yoon
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

The course will cover the basics of the Geography of East Asia (China, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore), including geopolitical topics, the physical environment; population; agriculture and food systems, energy & manufacturing, urban issues and the state of the environment.
It combines lectures on the topics previously mentioned and practical works that will consist of short essays; forum discussions on documentaries and other visual materials; and other types of exercises. Students must be ready to attend online lecture followed by a Q&A and discussion session. They are also required to work autonomously for practical work (2 practical works per week), which is mandatory. Individual follow up sessions with students will be programmed in the beginning of the course.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 850: The course fee for international and national students (non-UAB students) is € 850 but those who register before April 30 will get 20% discount.

Scholarships

No but there is 20% discount on the tuition fee if prospective students register before April 30th.

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