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150141 VU Economic Development in East Asia (2021S)

4.00 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 serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 09.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 16.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 23.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 13.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 20.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 27.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 04.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 11.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 18.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 01.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 08.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 15.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 22.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 29.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Corona:
In order to provide students with the highest possible degree of planning security, this course is taking place under the expectation that normal and unrestricted access to the university will not be possible during the whole semester. In other words, it will be taught online.
You must, however, ensure that you have the necessary hardware, software, and internet access to be able to participate. If, for whatever reason, you are not sure whether you can guarantee this, then you should not register for this course.

Contents
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 comparative way.
First, students get to know some of the key theories of economic development including the East Asian Development Model.
Secondly, students will form teams and jointly work on a number of theoretical and empirical issues related to economic development (more details on Moodle). This will be done comparatively, looking at three countries of Northeast Asia: Japan, South Korea, and the PR China.
Students master the fundamental ideas of various key theories of economic development; in particular classical/neoclassical, Marxist, Keynesian and dependency theory, dirigisme, structuralism, and neoliberalism. They understand the developmental paths of the individual East Asian countries both from a general perspective and with regard to their particularities, and are able to conduct comparative, method-based country case analyses and to apply the acquired knowledge to contemporary developments in the region.

Assessment and permitted materials

Workload
Students will be asked to read throughout the semester; for details, see Moodle. This will create a foundation for active discussion during the seminar. Expect reading at least about 40 pages per week on average.
Each student will have to take part in a multiple-choice test on the theories of economic development. More details on this assignment will be provided during class and on Moodle.
Furthermore, each student is required to actively contribute to team presentations. This includes recorded PPT presentations. These must be submitted electronically 48 hours before the course begins via Moodle. More details on the assignments will be provided during class and on Moodle.
Make sure to upload the presentations on time, since for each set of team presentations, one team will be assigned to extract and present similarities and differences between the three country cases. They will need access to your work to do so.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment
(1) M/C test on the theories of economic development: The test will cover what has been discussed during the first four classes (classical, neoclassical, and heterodox theories of development, EAD model). Please note: This is not a lecture course (“Vorlesung”). Tests will thus not be repeated. They will also not be substituted by other contributions. Please make sure that you can participate. If you already know that this will not be possible, you should not register for this course. If you miss the test, for whatever reason, you will be graded “5” for that test. Please consider this when enrolling for this course.
(2) Team presentations: All members of the team will receive the same grade, notwithstanding their individual contribution or their performance during the presentation. So make sure to organize your work well and according to the individual strengths of the team members.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
M/C test: 46%
Team presentations: 9% each (6 x 9% = 54%)

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

See Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 22.02.2021 16:48