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150021 UE Exercise Course Economic Systems in East Asia (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
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Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First class on 04.10.2020 at 15:00 sharp; will take place in the class room C2, accessible through Hof 2 in the modern-looking building. This is a very large room where we can keep all the distance Covid requires. Make sure not to miss this class.
As we have been informed by the central authorities of the University of Vienna, the following Covid-19 safety rules apply for class attendance on campus: (1) you must be either vaccinated, recovered, or tested, aka 3G; (2) you are required to wear an FFP-2 mask at all times during class.
Please make sure to meet these requirements. If you are unable or unwilling to do so, please de-register from classes where physical presence is required.
Needless to say, this is quite a nuisance in many ways. But at the moment these measures also allow us to finally meet in person again. So let’s see this as an opportunity, not as a restriction.

Monday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 31.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Corona-Mode
Real-time sessions (actual classes with a set date and time) for this course will always take place IN PRESENCE as long as the UniVie Covid-Regulations permit (option 1). Only if this is not the case, the sessions will take place online via Moodle/Zoom (option 2). Please make sure that you receive Prof. Frank’s notifications via the Moodle messaging board. These messages will automatically go to your u:net account, so make sure to check it regularly.
To participate, you must be present in Vienna, and you need a stable internet connection, a computer with a webcam, speakers and a microphone (or a headset), and regular access to Moodle (will be granted to you automatically once you are registered for this course). Before registering for this class, make sure you meet all these requirements.
More than ever, it is important that you check for updates regularly. I will communicate with you through the messaging board on Moodle; make sure you receive emails sent to your u:net account!!!

Contents
The sole purpose of this course is to help you prepare the term paper, which is a key component of the related Seminar on Economic Systems in East Asia (course number 150086, Tuesdays 13:00-15:30). We will approach this goal through six consecutive steps. First, you will read and discuss part of a book on academic writing. Then, following our EcoS approach, we will do the same for topic/title and research question; relevance of research questions; structure of the literature review; the literature review; and the analytical framework. At the end of this course, you will have the theoretical part of your term paper ready and can use the remaining time until the due date to complete your term papers. Each of the steps involves a written assignment.
IMPORTANT: Obviously, since this course is focusing on preparing your term papers, you need to be registered for this Exercise Course if you want to be admitted to the related Seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Workload
To fulfill the six assignments as laid out above, you will have to read a lot. You need to know the topic of your term paper early, and work continuously to take the single steps. You will have to submit a total of six written assignments. These include a report on the first 14 chapters of the book by Kate Turabian on academic writing, written proposals for topic/title and research question; a written table with your arguments on the relevance of your research question(s); a written structure of the literature review; the literature review; and the analytical framework. Details on each of these assignments will be provided via Moodle, and through recorded lectures available on YouTube. You will receive detailed individual feedback on the core assignments above, and we will have real-time sessions to discuss the tasks.

Assessment
(1) Report on the first 14 chapters of the book by Kate Turabian on academic writing. Details on this and the other five assignments including due dates and formal requirements are available on Moodle.
(2) Written proposal for topic/title and research question.
(3) A written table with your arguments on the relevance of your research question(s).
(4) A written structure of the literature review.
(5) The literature review.
(6) The analytical framework.
Since all these assignments are closely related to each other, NO LATE SUBMISSION will be possible. Failure to submit an assignment on time will result in grade “5” for that assignment.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
(1) Report Turabian: 10%
(2) Topic/title and research question: 10%
(3) Relevance of your research question(s): 20%
(4) Structure of the literature review: 10%
(5) Literature review: 30%
(6) Analytical framework: 20%

Please note:
• Due to reasons of time, no consultations on the term papers and their single components can take place during the seminar. This is why this Exercise Course has been created. Make good use of this opportunity!

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
(1) Report Turabian: 10%
(2) Topic/title and research question: 10%
(3) Relevance of your research question(s): 20%
(4) Structure of the literature review: 10%
(5) Literature review: 30%
(6) Analytical framework: 20%

Examination topics

There will be no tests in addition to the six written assignments as listed above.

Reading list

Turabian, Kate L. (2007 or later version): A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press

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