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290030 PS Third World Development in Theory and Practice (2017W)

Development and Modernisation in Asia

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
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. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 10.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 24.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 31.10. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 07.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 14.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 21.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 28.11. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 05.12. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 12.12. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 09.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 16.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 23.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 30.01. 14:00 - 15:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

While lookong into current developments and debates the seminar will give some broader insight into basic concepts and ongoing discussions of develpoment theories and their linkages with prob-lems of devlopment policies in the countries of East and Southeast Asia. One focus of the seminar will be on questioning processes of historical changes within development theories and their impact on the conceptualizing of "First" and "Third World". This leads to questions about the relationship between development and underdevelopment, the empirical evidence of concepts like poverty and the political appraisal to problems like food insecurity, increasing populations and ecological riscs. The seminar will therefore focus on the following aspects and subjects:

- development theories in historical perspective;
- development theory and the emergence of a Third World;
- underdevelopment and the conditions for development and modernization;
- poverty as an problem, its definition and policies of poverty reduction;
- aims of development policies and its fallacies concepts of development in Asia;
- food insecurity and other hurdles for development and modernization.

Assessment and permitted materials

The following requirements must be fulfilled to pass the course:

- regular attendance and active participation (presence in at least 80% of the sessions
- own research work
- in class presentation with handout (to be submitted five days prior to the presentation)
- writing of a study portfolio based on the compulsory readings (1 page/week, to be submitted on Moodle on the eve of each session)
- writing of a term paper (15 pages, to be submitted by 31 March 2018)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in at least 80% of the session. Sick absence with a medical sickness certificate of more than 20% of the sessions can be compensated with additional assignments.

The final mark will consist of the presentation (30%), the study portfolio (30%) and the term paper (40%). All assignments have to be passed individually. An assignment is passed with a minimum grade of 4.

For a successful completion of the course, all study portfolios have to be submitted latest on the eve before the final session.

Grading scheme:

100 - 86 % - grade 1
85 - 71 % - grade 2
70 - 56 % - grade 3
55 - 41 % - grade 4
40 - 0 % - grade 5

An additional grading scheme for term papers can be downloaded in the Moodle course and will be explained in the first session.

Examination topics

The examination will encompass our joint analyses and discussion of relevant texts and documents, own research of sources and materials, in class presentation of research results and a term paper.

Reading list

ll compulsory readings can be downloaded from the Moodle course.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-PI.f) (MG-S6-PI.f) (L2-b3, L2-b-zLV) (L2-d2, L2-d-zLV) (MA UF GW 02)

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