Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

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
AS1500 Guided Study Project - Japanese
AS1505 Japanese Language A1010
AS1506 Japanese Language A110
AS1507 Japanese Language A1020
AS1508 Japanese Language A120
AS1510 Japanese Language A2010
AS1511 Japanese Language A210
AS1512 Japanese Language A2020
AS1513 Japanese Language A220
AS1515 Japanese Language B110
AS1517 Japanese Language B120
AS1605 Korean Language A1010
AS1606 Korean Language A110
AS1607 Korean Language A1020
AS1608 Korean Language A120
AS1705 Modern Standard Arabic Language A1010
AS1706 Modern Standard Arabic Language A110
AS1707 Modern Standard Arabic Language A1020
AS1708 Modern Standard Arabic Language A120
AS2001 Korean Religious and Philosophical Traditions
AS3004 Dissertation Seminar in Asian Studies
AS5011 Final Workshop
AS5100 Japanese Language- Business Documentation
AS5101 Korean Language - Business Documentation
AS5102 Chinese Language - Business Documentation
AS5307 East Asia: History, Geo-politics and Political Economy
AS5308 East and South East Asia - Business Development
AS5309 East Asian Business Research Report
AS6100 Dissertation in Asian Studies
AS6111 Contemporary Korean Society
AS6307 Introduction to East Asian History
AS6308 Business and Development in East and Southeast Asia

AS1001 Introduction to Modern Asia

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 20, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 Kevin Cawley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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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AS1500 Guided Study Project - Japanese

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 1.

Pre-requisite(s): This module is available only to students taking Japanese Language in year 1 of the BA World Languages

Co-requisite(s): AS1505 or AS1507 or AS1510 or AS1512

Teaching Method(s): Directed Study ( including up to 3 individual or group tutorial meetings).

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

Lecturer(s): Dr Aike Peter Rots, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To enable students to conduct a study of an aspect of Japanese language, culture and society and to present their findings in the form of an extended essay.

Module Content: A study project of max 3,500 words on any approved topic in the field of Japanese language, culture and society, written under the guidance of a relevant member of staff. Students are required to submit to the course convenor a working title and a synopsis of 300 to 500 words of the proposed topic by week three of semester. Whether the study project takes the form of a conventional essay or involves e.g. online materials, images, etc. it will be assessed with regard to the learning outcomes below.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specified topic in Japanese language, culture and society.
· Communicate effectively their understanding of the topic.
· Demonstrate an ability to integrate, in an appropriate manner, some elements of Japanese language (e.g. romaji, hiragana, katakana, kanji) at a level corresponding to that of the accompanying Japanese Language module.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x study project of 3,500 words (max)).

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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 guided study project, 3,500 words (max) to be submitted by a deadline prescribed by the School of Asian Studies prior to the Autumn Supplemental Examination).

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AS1505 Japanese Language A1010

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

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

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

Lecturer(s): Dr Aike Peter Rots, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the Japanese language.

Module Content: This module is for absolute beginners. It is intended to build a foundation in the skills required for effective Communication in Japanese. The course will introduce students to the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing of Japanese and will also develop a basic familiarity with the social and cultural characteristics of modern Japan and the Japanese, as required for effective Inter-Cultural Communication. There will be a 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, such as greetings
Introduce oneself using simple limited vocabulary and structures.

· Extract, process and react to basic information about other people in first time meeting situations.
Ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

· Communicate and interact using basic vocabulary and structures in order to perform a limited range of everyday tasks, such as shopping, sightseeing and eating in a restaurant.
· Extract key information from texts encountered while performing the above tasks.
Produce brief written phrases and sentences related to the above tasks, both by hand and through the keyboard.
Employ a vocabulary of about 400 words

· Read and write the phonetic Hiragana and Katakana alphabets and about 30 characters of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.
· Describe the basic linguistic characteristics of spoken and written Japanese and compare and contrast it to other languages with which they are familiar.
· Demonstrate awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of the Japanese and compare and contrast these to those of other societies with which they are familiar.
· On completion of this module, students may progress to Japanese Language A1-2.
· On completion of both A1-1 and 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.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (1 examination( reading and writing)); Continuous Assessment 70 marks ( 1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks), 1x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks ( Maintenance of Journal / Portfolio/ Blog ); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1506 Japanese Language A110

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): noe

Co-requisite(s): none

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

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

Lecturer(s): Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the Japanese language.

Module Content: This module is for absolute beginners. It is intended build a foundation in the skills required for effective Communication in Japanese. The course will introduce students to the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing of Japanese and will also develop a basic familiarity with the social and cultural characteristics of modern Japan and the Japanese, as required for effective Inter-Cultural Communication. There will be a 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, such as greetings. Introduce oneself using simple limited vocabulary and structures.
· Extract, process and react to basic information about other people in first time meeting situations. Ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
· Communicate and interact using basic vocabulary and structures in order to perform a limited range of everyday tasks, such as shopping, sightseeing and eating in a restaurant.Extract key information from texts encountered while performing the above tasks.
· Produce brief written phrases and sentences related to the above tasks, both by hand and through the keyboard. Employ a vocabulary of about 400 words.

· Read and write the phonetic Hiragana and Katakana alphabets and about 30 characters of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.
· Describe the basic linguistic characteristics of spoken and written Japanese and compare and contrast it to other languages with which they are familiar.
· Demonstrate awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of the Japanese and compare and contrast these to those of other societies with which they are familiar.
· On completion of this module, students may progress to Japanese Language A1-2.
· On completion of both A1-1 and 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.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (1 examination); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks), 1x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks( Maintenance of Journal/Portfolio/Blog)); Oral Assessment 80 marks ( two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2014.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1507 Japanese Language A1020

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 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 Method(s): 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: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (1 examination); Continuous Assessment 70 marks ( 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. End of semester 2 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1508 Japanese Language A120

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 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 Method(s): 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.
· Demonstrate the communicative competencies required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and may progress to Japanese Language A2-1.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1510 Japanese Language A2010

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1507 or AS1508 Japanese Language Level A1-2 (or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator)

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Module Content: This module is intended for elementary learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level A1-2 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency (based on a total of circa 96 hours of class time). It is intended to further develop the skills required for simple and 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 sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
· Communicate simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
· Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
· Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
· Identify the main point of media items reporting events, accidents etc. when the visual supports the commentary.
· Produce brief written phrases and sentences, both by hand and input by keyboard.
· Employ a further vocabulary of approximately 600 words and read and write a further 100 characters of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.

· On completion of this module, students may progress to Japanese Language A2-2.
· On completion of both A2-1 and A2-2, students should have acquired the communicative competencies required to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/cefr_EN.asp.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks),1 x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks (Maintenance of Journal/Portfolio/Blog) ); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1511 Japanese Language A210

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1507 or AS1508 Japanese Language Level A1-2 (or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator)

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Module Content: This module is intended for elementary learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level A1-2 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency (based on a total of circa 96 hours of class time). It is intended to further develop the skills required for simple and 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 andlearning 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 sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
· Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
· Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
· Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
· Identify the main point of media items reporting events, accidents etc. when the visual supports the commentary.
· Produce brief written phrases and sentences, both by hand and input by keyboard.
· Employ a further vocabulary of approximately 600 words.
Read and write a further 100 characters of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.

· On completion of this module, students may progress to Japanese Language A2-2.
· On completion of both A2-1 and A2-2, students should have acquired the communicative competencies required to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/cefr_EN.asp.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks),1 x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks (Maintenance of Journal/Portfolio/Blog) ); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2014.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1512 Japanese Language A2020

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1510 or AS1511 Japanese Language Level A2-1 (or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator)

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is intended for elementary learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level A2-1 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. It is intended to develop further the skills required for simple and 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 sentences and frequently used expressions related to (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
· Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
· Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
· Describe aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need
· Identify the main point of media items reporting events, accidents etc. when the visual supports the commentary.
· Produce brief written phrases, both by hand and input by keyboard.
· Employ a further vocabulary of approximately 600 words.
Read and write a further 100 characters of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.

· On completion of this module, students may progress to Japanese Language B1-1.
· On completion of both A2-1 and A2-2, students should have acquired the communicative competencies required to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/cefr_EN.asp.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks), 1 x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks (Maintenance of Journal / Portfolio/ Blog). ); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1513 Japanese Language A220

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1510 or AS1511 Japanese Language Level A2-1 (or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator)

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Module Content: This module is intended for elementary learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level A2-1 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. It is intended to develop further the skills required for simple and 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 sentences and frequently used expressions related to (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
· Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
· Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
· Describe aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
· Identify the main point of media items reporting events, accidents etc. when the visual supports the commentary.
· Produce brief written phrases, both by hand and input by keyboard.
· Employ a further vocabulary of approximately 600 words.
Read and write a further 100 characters of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.

· On completion of this module, students may progress to Japanese Language B1-1.
· On completion of both A2-1 and A2-2, students should have acquired the communicative competencies required to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/elp/elp-reg/cefr_EN.asp.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks), 1 x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks (Maintenance of Journal/Portfolio/Blog)); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1515 Japanese Language B110

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1513 or AS1512, Japanese Language Level A2-2 (or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator)

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

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

Lecturer(s): Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To build the communicative competencies in Japanese required to perform at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is intended for intermediate learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level A2 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. It is intended to develop further the skills required for simple and 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 vocabulary.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Understand when people speak at normal speed on familiar or carefully prepared subjects
· Understand the main points in a relatively long discussion on everyday subjects
· Understand short, clear TV or radio announcements, such as news or weather reports, interviews on common subjects such as music, literature, food
· Read and understand articles and reports on topical subjects
· Have relatively simple telephone conversations with friends and acquaintances
· Give someone advice or express an opinion on simple and familiar subjects such as everyday life, school, music, sport, TV.
· Describe future ambitions, intentions, hopes and aims
· Write straightforward texts or reports on familiar subjects such as important events or personal experiences
· Employ a further vocabulary of approximately 1000 words, including reading and writing a further 250 characters (approximately) of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 120 marks (In-Class Test 50 marks (Reading & Writing); 1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks), 1 x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks (Maintenance of Journal/Portfolio/Blog)); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments of 40 marks each).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination. Students who are absent from more than 20% of classes may be excluded from 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% Students must pass Oral element of Continuous Assessment (40% on a combined basis across both assessments). For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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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AS1517 Japanese Language B120

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): Japanese Language Level B1-1 (or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator)

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 2hr(s) Lectures.

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

Lecturer(s): Prof Jacqueline Sheehan, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To build the communicative competencies in Japanese required to perform at Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is intended for intermediate learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level B1-1 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. It is intended to develop further the skills required for simple and 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 vocabulary.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Understand when people speak at normal speed on a variety of subjects
· Understand clear and well-structured classroom talks and presentations
· Understand the main points in a relatively long conversation or TV documentaries, interviews, talk shows, plays and some films
· Satisfactorily read and understand straightforward, factual texts on familiar topics
· Ask people relatively spontaneous questions and express an opinion about familiar subjects, experiences or events
· Have relatively long conversations with people of similar age on subjects of common interest
· Express an opinion on different themes concerning everyday life
· Speak in a comprehensible and fairly fluent manner and present arguments sufficiently well to be understood without difficulty
· Employ a further vocabulary of approximately 1000 words including reading and writing a further 250 characters (approximately) of the ideographic Kanji alphabet.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 120 marks (In-Class Test 50 marks (Reading & Writing); 1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks), 1 x Evidence of Reflective Learning 20 marks (Maintenance of Journal/Portfolio/Blog)); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments of 40 marks each).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination. Students who are absent from more than 20% of classes may be excluded from 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% Students must pass Oral element of Continuous Assessment (40% on a combined basis across both assessments). For students who do not satisfy this requirement, the overall mark achieved in the module and a 'Fail Special Requirement' will be recorded.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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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AS1605 Korean Language A1010

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

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

Module Objective: To introduce students to the Korean language.

Module Content: This module is for absolute beginners. In the beginning students will learn the 24 letters of the Korean hangul alphabet. The course aims to develop a solid elementary level of competence in both productive and receptive skills in Korean: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Besides these four skills, students will also acquire basic mediation skills in translation to and from Korean/English and some knowledge of cultural issues in relation to uses of the language. At the end of the course, students should be able to handle basic materials in Korean and produce basic Korean.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write the Korean hangul alphabet.
· Understand and use common everyday expressions, such as greetings.
· Make a basic self-introduction.
· Give information about oneself and ask others basic questions.
· Use a basic vocabulary (up to 400 words).
· Have an understanding of basic Korean grammar structures.
· Demonstrate awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of Korean language in use.
· On completion of this module, students may progress to Korean Language A1-2.
· On completion of both A1-1 and 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.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks).); Oral Assessment 100 marks (two individual Oral assessments of 50 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1606 Korean Language A110

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 introduce students to the Korean language.

Module Content: : This module is for absolute beginners. In the beginning students will learn the 24 letters of the Korean hangul alphabet. The course aims to develop a solid elementary level of competence in both productive and receptive skills in Korean: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Besides these four skills, students will also acquire basic mediation skills in translation to and from Korean/English and some knowledge of cultural issues in relation to uses of the language. At the end of the course, students should be able to handle basic materials in Korean and produce basic Korean.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write the Korean hangul alphabet.
· Understand and use common everyday expressions, such as greetings.
· Make a basic self-introduction.
· Give information about oneself and ask others basic questions
· Use a basic vocabulary (up to 400 words).
· Listen to and understand simple sentences in Korean.
· Have an understanding of basic Korean grammar structures.
Demonstrate awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of Korean language in use.
· On completion of this module, students may progress to Korean Language A1-2.
· On completion of both A1-1 and 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.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks).); Oral Assessment 100 marks (two individual Oral assessments of 50 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2014.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed combined Oral element of Continuous Assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies.).

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AS1607 Korean Language A1020

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1605 or AS1606 Korean Language module or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 4hr(s) Lectures (+ directed study (online study and vocabulary learning).

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

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

Module Objective: To further develop fundamental Korean language skills required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is not for absolute beginners. In will develop skills from AS1605 or AS1606 (or an equivalent proficiency level). The course aims to build upon the solid elementary level already achieved, and to gain a greater competence in both productive and receptive skills in Korean: speaking, writing, reading and listening. In particular, it will develop conversational skills, reinforce and expand students' vocabulary, as well as teach slightly more complex grammar patterns. Students will also practice reading/translating short passages on everyday topics and develop their writing skills in hangul.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write simple Korean sentences in hangul on everyday topics.
· Give further information about oneself and ask others questions relating to everyday topics.
· Expand their basic vocabulary (up to 1000 words).
· Listen to and understand simple sentences in Korean and reply to those sentences.
· Understand and use slightly more complex Korean grammar structures.
· Read and extract information from short passages about everyday topics.
· Demonstrate a good knowledge of the social and cultural aspects of Korean language in use.
· 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
· On completion of this module, students may progress to Korean Language A2-1.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (reading and writing); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks); Oral Assessment 100 marks (two individual Oral assessments of 50 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.): 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% 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1608 Korean Language A120

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1605 or AS1606 Korean Language module or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 4hr(s) Lectures (+ directed study (online study and vocabulary learning).

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

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

Module Objective: To further develop fundamental Korean language skills required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is not for absolute beginners. In will develop skills from AS1605 or AS1606 (or an equivalent proficiency level). The course aims to build upon the solid elementary level already achieved, and to gain a greater competence in both productive and receptive skills in Korean: speaking, writing, reading and listening. In particular, it will develop conversational skills, reinforce and expand students' vocabulary, as well as teach slightly more complex grammar patterns. Students will also practice reading/translating short passages on everyday topics and develop their writing skills in hangul.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write simple Korean sentences in hangul on everyday topics.
· Give further information about oneself and ask others questions relating to everyday topics.
· Expand their basic vocabulary (up to 1000 words).
· Listen to and understand simple sentences in Korean and reply to those sentences.
· Understand and use slightly more complex Korean grammar structures.
· Read and extract information from short passages about everyday topics.
· Demonstrate a good knowledge of the social and cultural aspects of Korean language in use.
· demonstrate the communicative competencies required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and may progress to Korean Language A2-1.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (reading and writing); Continuous Assessment 50 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 50 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 20 marks); Oral Assessment 100 marks (two individual Oral assessments of 50 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.): 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% 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. 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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AS1705 Modern Standard Arabic Language A1010

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 introduce students to Modern Standard Arabic.

Module Content: This module is for absolute beginners. It introduces students to modern written and spoken Arabic and to the cultures of Arabic speaking societies. It aims to develop all language-related skills such as reading, listening, speaking, writing and cultural knowledge. There will be active use of audio, video and online materials. By the end of the course students are expected to have reached basic proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write the Arabic alphabet and be familiar with the Arabic writing system.
· Understand and use common everyday expressions, such as greetings.
Make a basic self-introduction.

· Give information about oneself and ask others basic questions
· Use a basic vocabulary (up to 400 words).
· Listen to and understand simple sentences in Modern Standard Arabic.
· Listen to and understand simple sentences in Modern Standard Arabic.
· Translate simple sentences to and from Modern Standard Arabic.
Demonstrate awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of the Arabic speaking societies

· On completion of this module, students may progress to Modern Standard Arabic Language A1-2.
· On completion of both A1-1 and 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.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 70 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 40 marks), ); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed combined Oral element of Continuous Assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies.).

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AS1706 Modern Standard Arabic Language A110

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 introduce students to Modern Standard Arabic.

Module Content: This module is for absolute beginners. It introduces students to modern written and spoken Arabic and to the cultures of Arabic speaking societies. It aims to develop all language-related skills such as reading, listening, speaking, writing and cultural knowledge. There will be active use of audio, video and online materials. By the end of the course students are expected to have reached basic proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write the Arabic alphabet and be familiar with the Arabic writing system.
· Understand and use common everyday expressions, such as greetings.
Make a basic self-introduction.

· Give information about oneself and ask others basic questions
· Use a basic vocabulary (up to 400 words).
· Listen to and understand simple sentences in Modern Standard Arabic.
· Listen to and understand simple sentences in Modern Standard Arabic.
· Translate simple sentences to and from Modern Standard Arabic.
Demonstrate awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of the Arabic speaking societies

· On completion of this module, students may progress to Modern Standard Arabic Language A1-2.
· On completion of both A1-1 and 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.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Examination 70 marks (Aural 30 marks, Reading and Writing 40 marks), ); Oral Assessment 80 marks (two individual Oral assessments 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2014.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed combined Oral element of Continuous Assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies.).

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AS1707 Modern Standard Arabic Language A1020

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1705 or AS1706 Modern Standard Arabic Language Level A1-1 or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 Modern Standard Arabic required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is not for absolute beginners. It is designed for students who are already familiar with the Arabic script and writing system. The course aims to enhance the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. It will develop conversational skills, reinforce and expand students' vocabulary, as well as teach slightly more complex grammar patterns. There will be active use of audio, video and online materials. By the end of the course students are expected to have reached basic to intermediate proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write simple sentences in Modern Standard Arabic on everyday topics.
· Understand and use slightly more complex grammar structures in Modern Standard Arabic in writing and oral communication
· Understand and use slightly more complex grammar structures in Modern Standard Arabic in writing and oral communication
· Translate more advanced sentences to and from Modern Standard Arabic.
· Expand their basic vocabulary (up to 1000 words).
· Demonstrate a larger awareness of more complex social and cultural aspects of the Arab world.
· 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
· On completion of this module, students may progress to Modern Standard Arabic Language A2-1.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Aural Examination 30 marks 1 x 300 words in-class essay in Modern Standard Arabic 40 marks ); 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed combined Oral element of Continuous Assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies.).

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AS1708 Modern Standard Arabic Language A120

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1705 or AS1706 Modern Standard Arabic Language Level A1-1 or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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 Modern Standard Arabic required to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Module Content: This module is not for absolute beginners. It is designed for students who are already familiar with the Arabic script and writing system. The course aims to enhance the reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. It will develop conversational skills, reinforce and expand students' vocabulary, as well as teach slightly more complex grammar patterns. There will be active use of audio, video and online materials. By the end of the course students are expected to have reached basic to intermediate proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Read and write simple sentences in Modern Standard Arabic on everyday topics.
· Understand and use slightly more complex grammar structures in Modern Standard Arabic in writing and oral communication
· Translate more advanced sentences to and from Modern Standard Arabic.
· Expand their basic vocabulary (up to 1000 words).
· Demonstrate a larger awareness of more complex social and cultural aspects of the Arab world.
· 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
· On completion of this module, students may progress to Modern Standard Arabic Language A2-1.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Reading & Writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (1 x In-Class Aural Examination 30 marks,1 x 300 words in-class essay in Modern Standard Arabic 40 marks. ); 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.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1½ hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2015. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Failed combined Oral element of Continuous Assessment must be repeated as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies.).

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AS2001 Korean Religious and Philosophical Traditions

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students:

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Method(s): 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 2.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 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, Department of Sociology.

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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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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AS5011 Final Workshop

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 8, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 1 x 8hr(s) Seminars.

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

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

Module Objective: To enhance students' presentation and communication skills in relation to their work placement or business plan report

Module Content: Presentation, discussion, and reflection on the individual work placement/ business research report by all students in a one day (8hrs of seminars) workshop, including individual presentations by students, comments from their supervisors, and open discussion. Representatives from work placement partners, business development mentors and other external specialists will participate. Students will receive critical feedback on their work placement or business research report and will have to reflect on their own experience as well as demonstrate their effectiveness in oral presentation and communication skills.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· On successful completion of this module, students should be able write business reports and communicate business plans and objectives effectively to an external audience
· employ varied methods of presenting research results and related experiential material
· moderate a discussion
· employ diverse strategies in preparing for important presentations
· critically analyse, discuss and evaluate research presentations
· chair an academic panel.

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

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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 for compelling reasons to participate in the workshop, alternative arrangements will be made for achieving the outcomes).

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AS5100 Japanese Language- Business Documentation

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 2 x 8hr(s) Workshops.

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

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

Module Objective: To familiarise students with Japanese business trading documentation and protocols, including the role played by international trade institutions

Module Content: This module introduces students to the concepts and documentation linked to Japanese international trading. It examines the role played by global trade bodies such as WTO on emerging Japanese trading protocols. It analyses the business impact of Japanese trading documentation on Western business. It includes reference to product regulation and registration, non-tariff barriers, corporate ownership studies, taxes, duties, IP and finance and engages students with relevant media sources to track changing regulatory regimes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· demonstrate an understanding of the role played by Japanese trading documentation in supporting global trade
· identify the makeup and appropriate usage of mainstream Japanese trading documentation
· critically assess developing trends in Japanese related international trading protocols.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (contribution to workshops 40 marks; 1 x 4,000 word essay 160 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 must submit to the Autumn Exam Board 1 x 3000 word literature review in place of the workshop contribution and resubmit the 4,000 word essay.).

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AS5101 Korean Language - Business Documentation

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 8, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 2 x 8hr(s) Workshops.

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

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

Module Objective: To familiarise students with Korean business trading documentation and protocols, including the role played by international trade institutions

Module Content: This module introduces students to the concepts and documentation linked to Korean international trading. It examines the role played by global trade bodies such as WTO on emerging Korean trading protocols and reach It analyses the business impact of Korean trading documentation on Western business. It includes reference to product regulation and registration, non-tariff barriers, corporate ownership studies, taxes, duties, IP and finance and engages students with relevant media sources to track changing regulatory regimes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· demonstrate an understanding of the role played by Korean trading documentation in supporting global trade
· identify the makeup and appropriate usage of mainstream Korean trading documentation
· critically assess developing trends in Korean related international trading protocols.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (contribution to workshops 40 marks; 1 x 4,000 word essay 160 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 must submit to the Autumn Exam Board 1 x 3000 word literature review in place of the workshop contribution and resubmit the 4,000 word essay.).

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AS5102 Chinese Language - Business Documentation

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 8, Max 25.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 2 x 8hr(s) Workshops.

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

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

Module Objective: To familiarise students with Chinese business trading documentation and protocols, including the role played by international trade institutions

Module Content: This module introduces students to the concepts and documentation linked to Chinese international trading. It examines the role played by global trade bodies such as WTO on emerging Chinese trading protocols. It analyses the business impact of Chinese trading documentation on Western business. It includes reference to product regulation and registration, non-tariff barriers, corporate ownership studies, taxes, duties, IP and finance and engages students with relevant media sources to track changing regulatory regimes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of the role played by Chinese trading documentation in supporting global trade.
· identify the makeup and appropriate usage of mainstream Chinese trading documentation.
· critically assess developing trends in Chinese related international trading protocols.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (contribution to workshops 40 marks; 1 x 4,000 word essay 160 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 must submit to the Autumn Exam Board 1 x 3000 word literature review in place of the workshop contribution and resubmit the 4,000 word essay.).

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AS5307 East Asia: History, Geo-politics and Political Economy

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 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: This module provides a general overview of East Asian history, focusing on East Asia's modern transformation and modernisation

Module Content: The module examines 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 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 some of the main schools of thought in East Asia
· describe the historical relationship between China, Japan and Korea;
· demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in East Asia in historical context.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2000 word essay (70marks); 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 must resubmit the 2,000 word essay and submit a 1000-word essay in lieu of the in-class presentation).

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AS5308 East and South East Asia - Business Development

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 2hr(s) Seminars.

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

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

Module Objective: This module examines the idea of an "Asian model" in light of development experiences of key national economies in East and Southeast Asia. It explores the contribution of different nations' history, culture, and politics to the distinctive industrial structures and company types that have emerged in the region.

Module Content: Topics covered include Western business in Asia from colonial times to the post-Second World War period; the emergence and development of the "Japan, Inc." model; the Chinese family firm and the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia; East Asia's newly industrialized countries (NICs) from colonial rule to the present; state-sector reform and the re-emergence of private business in China, and the developmental state vs. "crony capitalism" in Asia's 1997 financial crisis.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of the early development of business and industry in East Asia and the impact of Western colonial rule.
· Identify country-specific features and characteristics of business and management which have evolved in East Asia
· Demonstrate an understanding of the successive economic take-off in the second half of the 20th century of Japan, the NICs, and China.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word essay (100 marks); 1x presentation (100 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 must resubmit the 3,000 word essay and submit a 1,000 word essay in lieu of the presentation.).

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AS5309 East Asian Business Research Report

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2 and 3.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s):

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

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

Module Objective: To produce a business report which addresses Asian business issues

Module Content: Students will develop and agree with the Module Coordinator and host company an appropriate business issue for investigation;
Students will research and prepare a business report which addresses the agreed business issue in a manner which conforms with academic norms and standards.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· describe the nature of the Asian business issue researched
· critically assess the business issue examined ;
· write a practitioner report including a comprehensive evaluation and discussion of the Asian business issue addressed.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous Assessment 200 marks (business research report 2000 words)).

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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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 must resubmit the 2,000 word business research report).

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AS6100 Dissertation in Asian Studies

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semester 3.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Mr James Cuffe, Department of Sociology.

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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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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AS6307 Introduction to East Asian History

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 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: This module provides an overview of the cultural, political, and intellectual history of East Asia from pre-modern times to the early 21st century.

Module Content: The module will introduce students to 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, the colonial period, and the 20th-century transformation of the region under industrialization, decolonization, war, and revolution.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Understand the main schools of thought in East Asian history and their interrelationship.
· Understand the key events and processes in the development of modern states in the region.
· Evaluate the impact of the west and of colonization on East Asia and the extent of change and continuity in Chinese, Japanese and Korean society as they modernized.
· Appreciate the influence of history on relations between peoples and states in the region today.

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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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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AS6308 Business and Development in East and Southeast Asia

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 30.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Other; 12 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

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

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

Module Objective: This module tests the idea of the existence of an "Asian model" against the specific development experiences of key national economies in East and Southeast Asia from the late 19th century to the present day, exploring the contribution of different nations' history, culture, and politics to the distinctive industrial structures and company types that have emerged across the region.

Module Content: Topics covered by the module include Western business in Asia from colonial times to the post-Second World War period; the emergence of Japan as Asia's first industrialized nation, the "economic miracle" and development of the "Japan, Inc." model; the Chinese family firm and the business role of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia; the developmental state and the national development paths of East Asia's newly industrialized countries (NICs) from colonial rule to the present; state-sector reform and the re-emergence of private business in China since 1978, and the developmental state vs. "crony capitalism" in Asia's 1997 financial crisis.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
· Understand the early development of business and industry in East Asia and the impact of Western colonial rule.
· Identify and evaluate country-specific features and characteristics of business and management which have evolved in East Asia and their historical roots.
· Critically evaluate contending explanations for the successive economic take-off in the second half of the 20th century of Japan, the NICs, and China.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks ( 1 x 3,500 word essay (100 marks); 1x presentation (100 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%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal 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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