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Comparative Regional Economy
(Spring Semester 2012) Professor Yoo Soo Hong Monday: 2-5 p.m. Room 115, International Studies Hall Graduate School of International Studies Korea University E-mail: yshong123@gmail.com M.P. 010-4001-8060 I. Course Outline - Because of the growing importance of regionalism and globalization, understanding of regions in the world becomes more and more important. This course is purposed to teach students how to understand economies of regions in the world in comparative perspectives and in globalization process. The course characterizes economies, industries, international competitiveness, the political economy, and development process and strategies in and interactions between regions. - The study also covers comparative characteristics of representative economies within major regions, and the relationship between regionalism and globalism. - The result of the study can be utilized by the students for their future research or career development in this globalizing world. - Depending on the topics and contexts, the following approaches are selectively used: the traditional economics, the new comparative economics, the (international) political economy, and economic geography. The analytical reviews are focused on: geography and resources; institutions and politics; economic structure, management and


performance; industry and business; culture and society; and history and development. All the major regions are covered: Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America. - The teaching consists of lectures and discussions (Q&A), video sessions, exams, home works, and workshop. - Economic Development course is complementary to this course. II. Requirements - According to the professor’s observations, some students seek a good grade without sincere academic efforts. Skipping examinations or class attendance for early employment is not justified under any circumstance. Although the professor tries to help students’ learning and growth, strict academic rules are applied. This is a demanding and challenging course. If you are not truly motivated and you cannot devote much time to the preparations for and review of this course because of many other courses you are taking, it may be better not to take this course. On the other hand, if you devote your time and effort to this course, it will certainly turn out to be a rewarding course. - Students are expected to be present in all classes. The policy of class participation, e.g., a formally excused absence, will follow the rule of the Graduate School. - Students are asked to be prepared for class discussions each week by reading lecture notes and/or assigned papers. - No textbook is required to purchase. Each lecture note of the professor in power-point format will be uploaded on the professor’s Personal Homepage (http://yoosoohong.weebly.com) at least a day before the class. Students should download and print it to review before the class.


Academic Dishonesty You are expected to do your own work. On assignments, you may ask for basic help or advice from others, but you must conduct the substantive work on your own. Evidence of academic dishonesty may result in the student’s failure of the course or even expel from the School. The most common forms of academic dishonesty are plagiarism and cheating on exams and paper writing assignments. Plagiarism, which includes using material from other’s work that published in books, magazines and websites, without citing it properly, will result in failure of the course and report to the School. This includes “ cut and paste ” from a variety of sources as well as “copying” materials from one source, without due quotations or “purchasing” essays or “obtaining” them from other students, essay writing services or online essays. Cheating on exams and test will also result in failure of the course. Plagiarism and cheating are not excused, even if the original writer agreed for you to...
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