For the second year in a row, as part of the project "Global E-school on Korean Studies", the Institute of International Programs of PetrSU has organized and conducted an online course on the culture of South Korea.
A course of lectures in English "Introduction to Korean Art" took place from February to May. It familiarized students with the main issues in Korean art by surveying the key episodes in the development of material and visual culture on the Korean peninsula, through a selection of thematic topics ranging from the Three Kingdoms period to the first half of the twentieth century.
This course offered within the framework of the Global E-School Project on Korean Studies in Eurasia. The course combines online (real-time) sessions, offered via Bluejeans (enabling up to nine universities to join the discussion), and offline seminars.
Completion of the course enabledthe students to acquire a good understanding of Korean art, its specific features and important relics and monuments from the Three Kingdoms period until the first half of the twentieth century
Upon completion of the course, students wrote a test on the covered material. We hope that they will receive high marks from the course instructors - Beatrix Mecsi (Professor of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Budapest, Hungary) and Ariane Perrin (Professor of Paris Diderot University).
"I was pleasantly surprised when I heard that the course "Introduction to Korean Art" will be hold at PetrSU. I am interested in the history and culture of Korea and have studied Korean for 4 years. That"s why I signed up without any doubt for this course. I would like to thank the lectures and organizers of this course, they did their best to enrich our knowledge of Korean culture. Also, it was a good practice of English", shared her opinion Ekaterina Pershina, a participant of the course.
"Dear organizers of the project! Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the online course "Introduction to Korean Art". It was my first experience of this kind of training. One should note the excellent organization of the educational process from both the teachers and PetrSU, as well as coordinating the work of your wonderful staff and technical equipment. I had never thought about the country I learned on the lectures. It was very informative, but sometimes difficult to understand the foreign lectures’ speech. Good luck to all of you!", said Ekaterina Arapova.
The following lectures on Korea in International Relations are scheduled for autumn 2014.
Everybody is welcome to join the big-scale open online course (MOOC)!