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150021 SE Economic Development in East Asia (2017S)

8.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: Englisch

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 06.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 20.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 27.03. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 03.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 24.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 08.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 15.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 22.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 29.05. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 12.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 19.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Monday 26.06. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Reflecting our integrated teaching and learning concept, this course includes the building of theoretical knowledge as well as its application to specific cases in East Asia. As a first step, students learn about the key theories of economic development. This knowledge is then made operational and applied to an analysis of economic development in various countries of East Asia. The focus is on the dynamic process of economic development and the corresponding role of the state. Comparative analyses of the East Asian cases are conducted against this background, in particular considering liberal-democratic vs. authoritarian-socialist models. We focus less on empirical knowledge about the economic history of East Asia, but rather aim at developing and testing an applicable framework for the analysis of their development.
Students master the fundamental ideas of various key theories of economic development; in particular classical/neoclassical, Marxist, Keynesian and dependency theory, dirigisme, structuralism, and neoliberalism. They understand the developmental paths of the individual East Asian countries both from a general perspective and with regard to their particularities, and are able to conduct comparative, method-based country case analyses and to apply the acquired knowledge to contemporary developments in the region.

Assessment and permitted materials

This is a text-based seminar. Accordingly, in preparation of each unit, students will be asked to read related book chapters or articles. This will create a foundation for active discussion during the seminar. Expect reading about 40 pages per week.
Each student will have to submit a proposal for an analytical framework that can be applied to any given economic development path. More details on this assignment will be provided during class.
Furthermore, each student is required to actively contribute to one team presentation. This includes joint handouts with the key points on the assigned topic, and joint PPT presentations. Handouts and PPTs must be submitted electronically before the course begins. More details on the assignment will be provided during class.
The major contribution will be a term paper. More details on this assignment will be provided during class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students’ participation in discussion is an integral part of this course. Regular participation is thus mandatory. The following rules apply: The final grade remains unchanged in the case of up to three absences. If you are absent for up to 4 times, the final grade will be reduced by one full grade. If you are absent for up to 5 times, the final grade will be reduced by two full grades, and so forth.
Students must write a term paper (Seminararbeit). Details including layout and grading criteria will be announced during class. Term papers will only be accepted via Email as WinWord or similar files such as OpenOffice (I have to be able to conduct an automated word count). You will receive a short confirmation of receipt.
A delay in term paper submission of up to 1 week will result in downgrading by one full grade. A delay in term paper submission of up to 2 weeks will result in downgrading by two full grades, and so forth. The same rule applies to the other assignments.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
Framework proposal: 25%
Team presentation: 25%
Term paper: 50%

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

available on Moodle

Association in the course directory

WM2a

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