150033 SE Strategic Gaming (M3) (2016W)
(SE) with 10 ECTS for students of the MA program of Sinology. Here, students need to write an extended seminar thesis. For all other students (MA EcoS, Complementary Study Programme: Intercultural Skills East Asia [EC Interkulturelle Kompetenz Ostasiens] as well as all other study programs) this class will be offered as SE with 4 ECTS. Here, the final paper will be a much shorter evaluation paper. Please understand that students cannot choose between both versions due to technical reasons.
EcoS and Sinology students who have already participated in the Strategic Gaming on the South China Sea can take this course as well, it will count, e.g. for EcoS, as a different M4 course. ++++++
- Registration is open from Th 15.09.2016 10:00 to Th 29.09.2016 10:00
- Deregistration possible until Su 23.10.2016 20:00
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
The Strategic Gaming will take place on 19 October, 9:00-13:00 (Room Sinology 1) and on the weekend of 3 and 4 December 2016, 9:00-17:00 (Department of East Asian Studies/Sinology, Campus Altes AKH, Courtyard 2, Entrance 2.3). - On 19 October, we will held an introductory meeting (c. 4 hours). Thereby the lecturers will explain the formal course requirements as well as the rules of the game and provide further information on the disputes the Strategic Gaming deals with. At this occasion, the country groups will also be formed.
Attendance of the introductory meeting and the Gaming on 3./4.12.2016 are compulsory.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Active participation in the game: 40%
Paper II: Evaluation of the group's performance during the game (6-8 pages): 30%Assessment #2 (students of the MA program Sinology A 066 811):Paper I: Analysis of the group’s interests, aims and means (6-8 pages): 20%
Active participation in the game: 30%
Paper II: Seminar thesis: Analysis of the conflict of interests with other claimants and
suggestions for the solution and negotiation tactics (15-20 pages): 50%Attendance in the first session, submission of papers and continuous attendance at both game days are a necessary pre-condition for a positive grade.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
- acquiring a deeper understanding of the interests and positions of the parties concerned
- developing skills to enhance strategic thinking and acting and negotiating in complex situations.In our case of the East China Sea disputes, students will form groups representing the key actors with between 3 and 7 students (depending on the total number of students). These groups will include the main regional and external actors (i.e. China, Japan, USA) or an international organization (ASEAN/ARF).
Association in the course directory
EC A153 (kann statt VU History of East Asia absolviert werden),
M4 für Ecos, Geographie MG-S6-PI.f/m