Book of Modules 2013/2014

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AS1001 Introduction to Modern Asia
AS1002 Japanese Language
AS1003 Korean Language
AS1508 Japanese Language A120
AS1800 Japanese for Beginners I
AS1801 Japanese for Beginners II
AS1802 Introduction to Business Japanese
AS2001 Korean Religious and Philosophical Traditions
AS3004 Dissertation Seminar in Asian Studies
AS6003 International History of East Asia
AS6004 Orientalism
AS6008 Asian Models: States, Markets and Social Systems
AS6011 Final Workshop
AS6100 Dissertation in Asian Studies
AS6111 Contemporary Korean Society
AS6301 Intercultural Enterprise Skills (Asia)
AS6305 Entrepreneurship and Marketing in Asia
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Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

International visiting students should consult the International Education Office regarding selection of modules.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

AS1001 Introduction to Modern Asia

Credit Weighting: 15

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Periods 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 48 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 24 x 1hr(s) Seminars; 24 x 1hr(s) Directed Study (presentation,learning journal).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Yafa Shanneik, Department of Study of Religions.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the study of the diverse yet interconnected regions, societies, languages and cultures of modern Asia.

Module Content: The course will offer an introductory overview of modern Asia organised on a regional basis to include coverage (not necessarily in this order) of the Near and Middle East/Inner Asia, South Asia, South-East Asia and East Asia. Each broad regional survey will be followed by lectures focusing on a selected country or sub-region within the area to enable (1) more detailed discussion of e.g. historical, geographical, socio-political, cultural, economic, religious and ethnic aspects, (2) discussion of one or more key issue(s) raised within an academic discipline focusing on that area and (3) a very basic introduction to one of the languages of the focus area (how it sounds, how it works, how it is written). Themes such as colonialism/postcolonialism, modernity/postmodernity, nationalism/internationalism, co-operation/conflict, identity/globalisation will recur across all regions.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· demonstrate a foundational knowledge and understanding of the diversity of regions, societies, languages and cultures of modern Asia.
· demonstrate an introductory knowledge of four selected countries or sub-regions in Asia.
· demonstrate comprehension of selected issues raised by academic disciplines in modern Asian Studies.
· demonstrate a basic acquaintance with up to four different Asian languages.
· demonstrate undergraduate skills in writing, critical thinking, argument, reflection, oral communication and ability to work independently and in groups.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (:1 x 1,500 word (max) essay 60 marks; 1 x team presentation 60 marks; 4 x classroom-based language exercises 15 marks each; 1 x 2,500 word (max) essay 120 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Two essays and learning journal may be resubmitted by a date set by the Department. Marks for the team presentation are carried forward (whether passed or failed). The module co-ordinator will use discretion where a student fails the presentation for good cause such as illness.).

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AS1002 Japanese Language

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 72 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To develop basic skills in speaking, listening and writing the Japanese language.

Module Content: Reading and basic writing skills are taught with an emphasis on structure and principles to provide a solid foundation of core grammar. Practical speaking and listening skills will be taught through audio materials and conversation classes with experienced speakers. By the end of the module, students will have acquired a vocabulary of around 200 words, 2 types of phonetic alphabets (46 characters each), the ability to recognize 30 kanji, and begun to express themselves.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Engage in basic conversations that are closely related to everyday life.
· Introduce oneself or make oneself understood by others in simple vocabulary.
· Describe basic information about oneself.
· Demonstrate knowledge of simple and basic language materials that is closely related to personal or everyday life.
· Recognise and write Hiragana and Katakana. Recognize basic Kanji related to words in everyday life.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (2 x one-hour tests, 50 marks each; Oral Assessment 100 marks (one individual oral presentation, one group conversation; 50 marks each. ).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies).

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AS1003 Korean Language

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 72 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin Cawley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Kevin Cawley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To develop skills in speaking, listening and writing the Korean language.

Module Content: Reading and writing skills are taught with an emphasis on structure and principles to provide a solid foundation of core grammar. Practical speaking and listening skills will be taught through audio materials and conversation classes with experienced native speakers. By the end of the module, students will have acquired a vocabulary of around 300 words and begun to express themselves.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Engage in familiar, simple and brief conversations that are closely related to everyday life.
· Introduce oneself or make oneself understood by others in limited simple vocabulary.
· Describe basic information about oneself or others in simple vocabulary.
· Demonstrate knowledge of simple and basic language materials that are closely related to personal or everyday life
· Recognise and write 300 Korean words related to everyday life.
· Provide very brief written answers to relevant questions in simple basic vocabulary.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 100 marks ((2 x 1 hr tests, 50 marks each)); Oral Assessment 100 marks ((one individual oral presentation, one group conversation; 50 marks each)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (in the form of a two-hour test, as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies. Oral examination must be retaken if failed.).

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AS1508 Japanese Language A120

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1505 or AS1506 Japanese Language Level A1-1 or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 24 x 2hr(s) Lectures (+ directed study (online study and vocabulary learning)).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To build the communicative competencies in Japanese required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is intended for beginner leaners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level A1-1 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency (based on circa 48 hours of recent class time). It is intended put in place the basic skills required for effective Communication in Japanese. The course will foster skills in the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing of Japanese, and will also further broaden awareness of the social and cultural characteristics of modern Japan and the Japanese, as required for effective Inter-Cultural Communication. There will be a continued focus on developing students own Language Awareness and on the building of Language Learning Strategies and Skills, in order to foster the students' independent language learning ability. There will be active use of audio, video and online materials, including authentic language material, and in-class teaching and learning methodologies will emphasize inductive, task-orientated and interactive approaches to the acquisition of structures and vocab.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
· Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
· Communicate and interact using basic vocabulary and structures in order to perform a range of everyday tasks, including making plans and giving invitations, showing people around, understanding directions, and talking about past experiences.
· Extract key information from texts encountered while performing the above tasks.
· Produce brief written passages related to the above tasks, both by hand and through the keyboard.
· Employ a total vocabulary of about 1,000 words.
Read and write about a total of 100 characters of the ideographic Kanji alphabet (in additional to the phonetic Hiragana and Katakana alphabets).

· Describe the linguistic characteristics of spoken and written Japanese and compare and contrast it to other languages with which they are familiar.
· Demonstrate awareness of key social and cultural aspects of everyday communication in Japanese and compare and contrast these to those of other societies with which they are familiar.
· On completion of A1-2, students should have acquired the communicative competencies required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/cefr_EN.asp and may progress to Japanese Language A2-1.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: End of Year Written Examination 50 marks (1 exam (Reading & Writing)); Continuous Assessment 70 marks ((one individual assessment and one group assessment of 40 marks each), 1 x In-Class Aural Examination 30 marks 1 x 200 character essay in Japanese 20 marks 1 x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks (Maintenance of Journal/Portfolio/Blog) ); Oral Assessment 80 marks (one individual assessment and one group assessment of 40 marks each.).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination. Attendance at lectures which will be monitored by a formal class register.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% Students must pass Oral element of Continued Assessment (40% on a combined basis across both assessments). Students who are absent from more than 20% of classes may be excluded from examination.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s).

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2014. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies.).

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AS1800 Japanese for Beginners I

Credit Weighting: 15

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Methods: 72hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the Japanese Language.

Module Content: Reading and writing skills are taught with an emphasis on structure and principles to provide a solid foundation of core grammar. Practical speaking and listening skills will be taught through audio materials and conversation classes with experienced native speakers. By the end of the module, students will have acquired a vocabulary of around 600 word, 2 types of phonetic alphabets (46 characters each), 60-70 characters of the idiomatic alphabet and begun to express themselves.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Engage in familar, simple and brief conversations that are closely related to everyday life.
· Introduce oneself or make oneself understood by others in limited simple vocabulary.
· Describe the basic information about oneself or others in simple vocabulary.
· Demonstrate knowledge of simple and basic language materials that closely relate to personal or everyday life.
· Recognise and write Hiragana, Katakana (phonetic alphabet) and simple Kanji (Idiomatic alphabet) related to basic words in everyday life.
· Provide very brief written answers to relevant questions in simple basic vocabulary.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Coursework 100 marks (2 essays in Japanese characters, 200 characters each); (2 x 1hr test, 50 marks each)); Oral Assessment 100 marks (one individual oral presentation 50 marks; one group conversation 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed elements of Coursework, Continuous Assessment and Oral exams must be repeated. (Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 2 hr test, as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies. The oral examination must also be re-taken if failed; coursework must be re-submitted if failed.)).

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AS1801 Japanese for Beginners II

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Methods: 48hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To further develop the language skills in Japanese Language based on the beginner level course.

Module Content: This module continues to focus on developing listening, speaking and reading skills. It aims to enable students to communicate in daily life, to describe some events and express their own ideas in Japanese. They will be introduced to further 700 words and 80-90 characters of the idiomatic alphabet.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate knowledge of phrases and frequently used vocabulary related to areas of most imemdiate personal relevance.
· Comprehend main points in a conversation in relation to daily life.
· Read texts of intermediate difficulty. Find specific information in everyday material such as advertisements, menus and timetables.
· Communicate in tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.
· Use a series of phrases and sentences to describe cultures, living conditions, educational background, present or most recent activities and predicitions about the future.
· Write text of medium difficulty on topics of personal interest. Write passages describing past experiences and impressions.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 150 marks (2 x 1hr test, 50 marks each; 1 x 320 characters essay in Japanese, 50 marks); Oral Assessment 50 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination; Coursework.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 2 hr test, as prescribed by the Centre for Chinese Studies. The oral examination must also be re-taken if failed. The coursework must be re-submitted if failed).

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AS1802 Introduction to Business Japanese

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2.

No. of Students: Min 15, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Mr Ian Hurley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To improve students' language skills knowledge in Japanese business practices.

Module Content: This course intends to introduce students' language capabilities in the context of business situations in Japan. By the end of the module students should have developed capability to communicate with people on basic business topics. They will be introduced to further 200 words and 30 characters of the Idiomatic alphabet business related.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Introduce oneself and others in business situations.
· Communicate with people on relevant business topcis.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 60 marks (2 x 1 hr class tests, 30 marks each); Oral Assessment 40 marks (oral presentation).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 2 hr test, as prescribed by the Centre for Chinese Studies. The oral examination must also be re-taken if failed).

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AS2001 Korean Religious and Philosophical Traditions

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Methods: 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Dr Kevin Cawley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies, and Dr Kevin Cawley, School of Asian Studies.

Module Objective: To give students an overview of the religious traditions of Korea from the ancient period to the modern era.

Module Content: This module will introduce students to the different religious traditions of Korea by situating them in their socio-cultural context: including Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Shamanism, Korean Buddhism, Korean Christianity and new religions.

The course will also introduce an understanding of the relationship between the religious traditions, culture and history.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Name and locate in history the major religious traditions in Korea throughout history;
· Describe the importance of certain religions during different Korean dynasties.
· Assess the influence of these traditions on art and culture;
· Examine the influence of religious plurality on contemporary Korean society.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x in-class test, 40 marks; 1 x 2,000 word essay, 40 marks; attendance and participation, 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Department. 1 x 1,500 word essay and in lieu of failed attendance and participation).

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AS3004 Dissertation Seminar in Asian Studies

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Periods 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 2.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: Other (Seminars presentations, supervised & directed Study. Semester 1: introductory seminar, directed library training & development of dissertation with Supervisor. Semester 2: oral presentation of topic in seminars to enable the whole 30-credit cohort to revisit & emphasise the diverse nature of Asia.).

Module Co-ordinator: Mr James Cuffe, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To develop students' research, critical analysis and presentational skills by undertaking, presenting orally and submitting in writing a substantial project that draws upon features of the Asian Studies programme.

Module Content: The presentation element of the module is inherently comparative in nature while the dissertation allows for specialisation in the student's area of interest. Students are required to agree with a supervisor a research topic for their directed study which falls within the scope of the Asian Studies programme. The project must be sufficiently distinct from other assessment tasks they have undertaken. While the written dissertation will be assessed against standard academic criteria and should mainly comprise written material, the project may include audio-visual elements where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate a substantial knowledge and understanding of a specified topic in Asian Studies.
· Deliver an effective oral presentation covering a topic, approach and argument appropriate to the field of Asian Studies.
· Apply theories, methods and concepts appropriately to the topic under discussion.
· Demonstrate effectiveness in formulating, researching and presenting their written project.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 150 marks (1 x 1800 (max) dissertation 150 marks); Oral Assessment 50 marks (1 x oral presentation 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (1 x 1,000-word presentation in lieu of oral presentation 50 marks; 1 x 1,800 word (max) essay 150 marks) to be submitted by a deadline prescribed by the School of Asian Studies prior to the Autumn Supplemental Examination).

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AS6003 International History of East Asia

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies (UCC Centre for Chinese Studies).

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: This module provides an overview of the intellectual history of East Asia and also provides a general overview of East Asian history, focusing on East Asia's modern transformation and modernisation

Module Content: The module will examine the ideas of pre-imperial China, the growth of Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism, the neo-Confucian resurgence of the Song dynasty and its impact on Korea and Japan, the Ming and Qing dynasties, the creation of modern states in East Asia, colonisation, and finally focusing on East Asia from the beginning of the twentieth century until the present.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· demonstrate an understanding of the main schools of thought in East Asian history
· describe the historical relationship between China, Japan and Korea;
· evaluate the development of modern states
· demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in East Asia
· demonstrate an understanding of the international history of the region as the totality of different forces, both domestic and external, acting on its societies: colonisation and westernisation.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3000 word essay( 70 marks); 1x in class presentation (30 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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AS6004 Orientalism

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: The module will be concerned with some of the major themes of the relationship between Asia and the West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from the perspective of Orientalism. The main purpose is to examine the manner in which the West formulated certain discourses that informed its perceptions of Asia, and Asia's response.

Module Content: Elaborate theories, social descriptions and political accounts concerning the Orient based on Orientalism; Orientalism in literature, arts and movies; military struggles; East-West ideological and religious conflict; Influence of the struggle between capatilism and socialism on the distinction between East and West; the impact of cultural difference; Colonialism, hegemonism, imperialism and the rise of nationalism in Asian countries.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· present a structured analysis of the relationship between Asia and the West from the perspective of Orientalism;
· explain the impact of Orientalism in the West and Asia;
· Employ various forms and strategies of presenting research outcomes;
· Critically reflect upon the impact of the theory of Orientalism on European concepts and approaches to the study of Asia;
· question the meaning of and motivation for political developments generally;
· synthesis and critically assess different approaches to and evaluation of the theory of Orientalism.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3000 word essay (70 marks) ; 1x in-class presentation (30 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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AS6008 Asian Models: States, Markets and Social Systems

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 36hr(s) Lectures (Seminars, Workshops); 12 x 1hr(s) Tutorials.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies; Staff, Department of Government.

Module Objective: This module provides an introduction to the politics and dynamics of social, political and economic change commonly referred to as the East Asian Miracle and its impact on global relations and the global political economy.

Module Content: Theories of development and modernisation; the political economy of Asian states and the Asian region; from miracle to crisis to normalisation; the impact of East Asia's rise on international relations and the global political economy, the EU and Asia

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· present a structured analysis of social, political and economic development in Asia;
· demonstrate and critically assess various theories of modernisation and development;
· explain the impact of the rise of Asian states on international relations and the global political economy;
· discuss similarities and differences between paths of modernisation in different Asian countries;
· question the meaning of and motivation for political developments generally;
· analyse information creatively and imaginatively in seeking solutions to political problems and challenges.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1x5000 word essay( 100 marks) and 2x presentations ( 50 marks each presentation)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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AS6011 Final Workshop

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching/Research Period 3.

No. of Students: Min 8, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 2 x 6hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To improve students' presentation and communication skills.

Module Content: Presentation, discussion, and reflection on the individual work placements and research projects by all students in a two-day (12 hours of seminars) workshop, including individual presentations by students, comments from their supervisors, and open discussion. Representatives from Asian partners and external specialists will participate, if possible. students will receive critical feed-back on their work in Asia and will have to reflect on their own Asia experience: improvement of oral presentation and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· employ different methods of presenting research results
· moderate a discussion;
· employ various strategies of preparing for important presentations;
· critically analyze, discuss and evaluate research presentations;
· chair an academic panel.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x presentation 70 marks, 1 x 1000 word written submission to be handed in prior to the presentation worth 30 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (in the event of a student being unable to participate in the workshop due to exceptional circumstances, alternative arrangements will be made for achieving the outcomes in an alternative form, as prescribed by Chinese Studies.).

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AS6100 Dissertation in Asian Studies

Credit Weighting: 30

Teaching Period(s): Teaching/Research Period 3.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr James Cuffe, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To provide students with the opportunity to conduct extended research in an area of Asian Studies and to present their findings in the form of a Dissertation.

Module Content: A Dissertation of a max. 10,000 words on an approved topic in Asian Studies, written under the direction of a member of staff normally of the School of Asian Studies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of a specified topic in Asian Studies.
· demonstrate advanced critical awareness of approaches, theories, methods and concepts relevant to the topic of study.
· demonstrate effectiveness in researching, formulating and communicating this knowledge, understanding and critical awareness in the form of a Dissertation.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Continuous Assessment 600 marks (1 x Dissertation 10,000 words (max) submitted for Winter Examination Board: 600 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by School of Asian Studies).

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AS6111 Contemporary Korean Society

Credit Weighting: 10

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Methods: 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin Cawley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: This module introduces the student to many aspects of contemporary Korean society, including modernisation and democratisation, the changing family, gender issues, religion, the political system and popular Korean culture (Hallyu).

Module Content: This module focuses on Korea's rise from colonialism, the Korean War and national division to one of the most advanced nations in the world. It will examine major social and political issues of contemporary Korea, as well as some of the social challenges arising from its modern transition. It will also deal with the conflicting cultural identities of North and South Korea.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of major events in twentieth century Korean history.
· Critically assess the growth and development of democracy in modern Korean society.
· Explain the impact of the Korean Wave (Hallyu) - Korean popular culture.
· Identify issues arising from the national division and conflicting cultural identities.
· Understand the changes in the Korean family due to modernisation and changing gender roles and perceptions.
· Analyse information creatively and imaginatively in seeking solutions to political problems and challenges facing the divided Korean peninsula.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word (max) essay - 100 marks. 1 x 1,500 word (max) essay - 50 marks. 1 x Class Presentation - 50 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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AS6301 Intercultural Enterprise Skills (Asia)

Credit Weighting: 5

Teaching Period(s): Teaching Period 2.

No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies; Staff, Faculty of Commerce.

Module Objective: To improve overall understanding of working in an Asian corporate environment

Module Content: Participation in supportive preparatory lectures and seminars to provide students with the necessary information, skills, including language and cultural competences required to undertake the work employment in close cooperation with their mentoring enterprise; Introduction into intercultural communication and Asian business etiquette

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· interact successfully in the multi-cultural corporate environment in Asia
· discuss various issues and strategies of problem-solving
· communicate using basic Asian language skills
· critically reflect upon business etiquette in Irish, European and Asian business.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2x in-class examinations - 2 x50 marks each).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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AS6305 Entrepreneurship and Marketing in Asia

Credit Weighting: 20

Teaching Period(s): Teaching/Research Period 3. (April to May (six weeks); August to September (6 weeks)).

No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Methods: 36 x 3hr(s) Seminars.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies (This module is taught in Singapore by staff of Nanyang Business School.).

Lecturer(s): Staff, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies, This module is taught in Singapore by staff of Nanyang Business School.

Module Objective: To improve students' business, leadership, and management and marketing skills in an Asian environment, and improve their cross-cultural awareness.

Module Content: Students take 20 credits worth of classes taught by Nanyang Business School. The module includes:
Marketing in Asia;
Leadership and Organisational Behaviour;
Cross-cultural management;
Leading in turbulent times;
Entrepreneurship in Asia.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Identify and explain the differences between entrepreneurial culture in Asia and in Ireland
· Analyse Asia as a marketing environment and formulate appropriate marketing strategies
· Critically assess different approaches to leadership
· Reflect upon structures and processes of dealing with leadership in turbulent times
· Assess and employ various strategies across cultural management.

Assessment: This module is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis and is examined wholly by continuous assessment.

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: A pass judgement.

End of Year Written Examination Profile: No End of Year Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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