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150086 SE Economic Systems in East Asia (2020W)

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

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

Tuesday 06.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 13.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 20.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 27.10. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 03.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 10.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 17.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 24.11. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 01.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 15.12. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 12.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 19.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 26.01. 15:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Due to the unforeseeable nature of the Covid-19 pandemic and related restrictions, we will be unable to have regular sessions in our usual classrooms. This course will thus take place online. To participate, 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.
The workload will be the same as under “normal” conditions. You will have to read, you will have to submit written assignments, and you are expected to give presentations and to participate in classroom discussions. These discussions will take place online, either synchronously (you present in real time in front of a webcam) or asynchronously (you record your contribution and post it online). The latter has the advantage of being independent of the quality of everybody’s internet connection and of the time zone you are living in, and students can watch the lectures as often as they want. The exam will also take place electronically, in order to enable students from outside Vienna to participate.
In addition, we will have synchronous (live) consultation sessions via Moodle/BigBlueButton for Q&A, as well as an online forum on Moodle for written communication.
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.
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. In a first step, students 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. The analytical framework for that comparison will be provided by the instructor. In the third part, students will be asked to apply their knowledge to a specific case in the form of a term paper.
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 multiple-choice exam on the key elements of the first, theoretical part of this seminar.
In addition, each student will be required to actively contribute to six group presentations during which selected aspects of economic systems will be compared among China, Japan, South Korea, and North Korea. This task includes the preparation and uploading of recorded PPT presentations on Moodle. Details of the assignments are specified in a separate document.
The main student contribution will be a term paper (see below).
The m/c test will be held online. The date will be November 03, 2020. There will be no alternative date for this test; please make sure that you can participate. If you already know that this will not be possible, you should not register for this course.
For the group presentations, every member of the group will receive the same grade. I will grade the quality of the presentation according to rules specified in a separate document.
Students are required to write a term paper (Seminararbeit). Details including structure, layout and grading criteria will be discussed in great detail during the exercise course. The term papers are due at 23:59 on February 28, 2021. 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:
• M/C test: 14%
• Group presentations: 6% each (total: 36%)
• Term paper: 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• 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. The term paper is a minimal requirement (“Mindestanforderung”) must thus be passed in order to pass the whole course.
• Students who get a “5” for their term paper or fail to submit a term paper will be graded “5” (fail) for the whole 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

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