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150086 SE Economic Systems in East Asia (2018W)

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First class on Oct. 2. It is absolutely essential that you show up for this class. If you do not participate in this class, you will be de-registered.

Tuesday 02.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 09.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 16.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 23.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 30.10. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 06.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 13.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 20.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 27.11. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 04.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 11.12. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 08.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 15.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 22.01. 08:30 - 10:00 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 29.01. 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. The focus is, however, on the former. In a first step, students thus learn about the various types of economic systems including market economies, socialist systems, and market socialism and discuss the merits of different approaches towards their classification. In a second part, this knowledge will be applied to cases in East Asia on a comparative basis. Students are actively involved in generating an appropriate analytical framework for that comparison.
We will develop an understanding of the types of economic systems and especially of their various components. The focus of this seminar is on a static analysis of the status quo at a given time. The actual economies in East Asia are constantly changing. We therefore focus as much on short-lived empirical knowledge of the structures and sectors of East Asian economies, as we aim at developing and testing a lasting framework for their analysis.

Assessment and permitted materials

In its first part, 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 participation during the seminar. Expect reading about 40 pages per week.
You will have to write one literature review essay on the available academic literature dealing with the comparison of any two countries’ economic systems; for details, please refer to a separate document that is available on Moodle.
In addition, each student will be required to actively contribute to a group presentation during which selected aspects of economic systems will be compared among China, Japan, and South Korea. This task includes the preparation and submission of handouts with the key points, and of PPT presentations. Details of the assignments are specified in a separate document.
The main student contribution will be a term paper (see below).
To adjust the workload, we will occasionally skip single units and allot this time to the preparation of the group presentations. Details will be announced during class and via Moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment
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.
For the group presentations (see above), every member of the group will receive the same grade. I will grade the quality of the handout, of the PPT, and of the presentation.
Students are required to write a term paper (Seminararbeit). Details including structure, layout and grading criteria will be announced during class. The term papers are due at 08:00 on April 7, 2019. Term papers will only be accepted in electronic form via Moodle as either a WinWord, OpenOffice or a similar file where I can count the words.
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 final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
Essay: 25%
Group presentation: 25%
Term paper: 50%
Please note: In order to finish the course successfully, you must submit all three assignments as listed above. The term paper is an indispensable component of the seminar, in particular as it serves as a direct preparation for the MA thesis. Students must have their term paper graded with at least “4” or will have to repeat the seminar. Students who fail to submit a term paper will be graded “5” (fail) for the seminar regardless of the other assignments.

Examination topics

For more details on assignments, readings etc., please refer to Moodle.

Reading list

A reading list will be made available through Moodle.

Association in the course directory

WM2b

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