The seminar paper is an indispensable component of this seminar, in particular as it serves as a direct preparation for your MA thesis. Students who fail to submit a term paper via moodle until 31 July 2018, 11:59 pm will fail the whole course. The numeric EcoS template for assessment of term papers applies (minimum 43 of 72 points for a positive grade).
Interactive discussion and student participation are likewise integral to this seminar. Regular participation is thus mandatory. In case of absence, following rule applies: The final grade remains unchanged for up to three absences. If students are absent more than three times, the final grade will be reduced by one full grade. If students are absent more than 4 times, the final grade will be reduced by two full grades. Students who are absent more than 5 times will fail the whole course. Attention: The extended panel sessions (3:45 pm - 7:30 pm) on 29 May, 05 and 12 June each equal 2,33 regular sessions.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory. Absence at the first meeting will lead to automatic de-registration from this course.
For the presentations, please upload your ppt and handout 24h in advance. Unannounced (less than 48h in advance) absence on the day of your presentation results in an immediate fail of the presentation and the whole course.
Grading is based on a “continuous assessment of coursework” (“Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung”). Repetition of individual assessment criteria, therefore, is not possible.
General Rules of Good Academic Practice apply. Non-compliance will result in legal measures according to the regulations of the University of Vienna.
All minimum requirements and assessment criteria will be discussed during the first class. By continuing this course, students automatically accept all minimum requirements and assessment criteria.
By means of reading and discussing specialised texts, students gather or deepen their knowledge of main theories of international relations. On this basis, an analysis of current topics in East Asia is conducted both in class and in the term paper.
A complete literature list will be available on Moodle. Students will be required to independently research additional literature for in-class discussions, presentations and term papers.
Dunne, Tim, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith, eds. International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
Reus-Smit, Christian, and Duncan Snidal, eds. The Oxford Handbook of International Relations. 1st ed. The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.