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150126 VU Current Developments in Northeast Asia (2) (2018S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

First class on Monday, March 5, 2018

Montag 05.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 19.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 09.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 16.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 23.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 30.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 07.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 14.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 28.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 04.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 11.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 18.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Montag 25.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Expertise needs two components: a solid theoretical and methodological foundation to provide structure and guidance for a rigorous analysis, and rich empirical knowledge including the ability to critically access the quality of sources and to filter an often overwhelming amount of information.
This VU is focusing on the latter. We will regularly read the online editions of some major English language newspapers from Japan, Korea and China. Major events related to East Asia from the fields of the economy, politics and society will be identified and discussed in an explorative and comparative way. At the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of ongoing issues in Northeast Asia, of their background, and of the different perspectives taken in various countries of the region.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Knowledge of any East Asian language is not required.
Weekly notes: Each student will be assigned one newspaper or similar source. In preparation of each unit, students will be asked to read related articles in the assigned source and to prepare a short informal presentation of their contents, identifying at least three major themes and knowing some of their background. The written notes for each of the sessions must be posted on Moodle 24 hours before class in order to be accessible to the other students.
Interim summaries: Twice during the semester, we will focus on particular events or issues and discuss them more deeply. For that purpose, the class will be divided into four teams. During each designated session (see schedule), two of the teams will present. Each of them will have to select one topic/issue that they like to talk about and use input from their respective news source to collect empirical information. This will have to be supplemented by background research. It will not be possible to discuss the same topics/issues. One grade will be given for the whole team.

Final report: At the end of the semester, each student will be asked to submit a report (4,000 words) summarizing the results of his/her media analysis. The editorial deadline for the contents of these essays is June 3, 2018.
Participation: Students’ participation in discussion is an integral part of this course. Regular participation is thus mandatory. The following rules apply: The following rules apply: The grade for attendance is “1” in the case of up to three absences. If you are absent for up to 4 times, the grade will be “2”. If you are absent for up to 5 times, the grade will “3”, and so forth.
In-class activity: Your in-class activity will be noted. This concerns the presentation of the last week’s main events from your new source as well as your participation in the discussion of other presentations. Please note that you will typically not be explicitly asked to present; this is not high-school. It is up to you to share your results and insights.
The following rules apply to late submission of all assignments: A delay in submission of up to 1 week will result in downgrading by one full grade. A delay in submission of up to 2 weeks will result in downgrading by two full grades, and so forth.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The final grade will be calculated as follows:
-- Attendance: 10%
-- Student’s in-class presentations (including timely submission of notes to Moodle): 40%
-- Interim summary (team presentation): 25%
-- Final report: 25%
Please note: The final report counts as a minimal requirement (“Mindestanforderung”) and must thus be passed in order to pass the whole course.

Prüfungsstoff

see above

Literatur

will be provided via moodle

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

WM4

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42