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
AS1501 Japanese Language Level 1
AS1502 Japanese Language Level 2
AS1503 Japanese Language Level 3
AS1504 Japanese Language Level 4
AS1600 Guided Study Project-Korean
AS1601 Korean Language Level 1
AS1602 Korean Language Level 2
AS1603 Korean Language Level 3
AS1604 Korean Language Level 4
AS1607 Korean Language A1020
AS2000 The Transcultural Community: Past, Present and Future
AS2002 History of Twentieth Century Korea
AS2003 Popular Culture in East Asia
AS2005 Modern Japanese History
AS2010 History of Japanese Culture
AS3005 Contemporary Japanese Society
AS3006 Readings in Contemporary Korean Culture and Current Affairs
AS3007 Modern Korean Society
AS3008 Advanced Readings in Contemporary Japanese Culture and Current Affairs
AS3009 From Mountain Gods to Sages: Korea's Religious and Philosophical Traditions
AS3020 Issues in Contemporary Korea and Japan
AS5011 Final Workshop
AS5100 Japanese Language - Business Documentation and Logistics
AS5101 Korean Language - Business Documentation and Logistics
AS5102 Chinese Language - Business Documentation and Logistics
AS5307 East Asia: History, Geo-politics and Political Economy
AS5308 East and South East Asia - Business Development
AS5309 East Asian Business Research Report
AS6000 A Transcultural Community: Asia - Past, Present and Future
AS6021 Contemporary Society in Korea and Japan
AS6100 Dissertation in Asian Studies
AS6111 Contemporary Korean Society
AS6205 Religion, Society and Politics in Modern Japan
AS6215 Translation in Contemporary Japanese Culture and Current Affairs
AS6300 Film and the Study of Japanese Culture
AS6307 Introduction to East Asian History
AS6308 Business and Development in East and Southeast Asia
AS6400 Translation in Contemporary Korean Culture and Current Affairs

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 Till Weingartner, 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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AS1501 Japanese Language Level 1

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 4hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study (online study and vocabulary learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Lecturer(s): Staff, 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 common everyday expressions.
Make a comprehensive self-introductionin Japanese.
Have an understanding of basic Japanese grammar structures.
Communicate and interact using basic vocabulary and structures.
Perform a range of everyday tasks, including making plans and giving invitations, showing people around and understanding directions.
Employ a basic vocabulary of about 600 words.
Read and write the phonetic Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries.
Read and write approx.100 Kanji(characters of the Japanese writing system).
Demonstrate an awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of Japanese language in use.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (1 x 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); Oral Assessment 80 marks (2x 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS1502 Japanese Language Level 2

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1501 Japanese Level 1 or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 4hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study (online study and vocabulary learning).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

Module Objective: To further develop the language skills in Japanese Language following an elementary level course.

Module Content: This module is intended for elementary learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level 1 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. 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 Japanese: speaking, writing, reading and listening. In particular, it will develop conversational skills, reinforce and expand students' vocabulary, as well as teach more complex grammar patterns. Students will also practice reading/translating short passages on everyday topics and develop their writing skills. 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:
Give information about themselves in Japanese and ask others questions relating to everyday topics in different tenses.
Listen to and understand sentences in Japanese and reply to those sentences.
Understand and use more complex grammar structures.
Produce brief written phrases, both by hand and input by keyboard..
Employ a vocabulary of additional 1600 words approximately.
Read and write approx. 200 Kanji characters of the Japanese writing system.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (1 x 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); Oral Assessment 80 marks (2 x 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS1503 Japanese Language Level 3

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1502 Japanese Level Language 2 or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 4hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

Module Objective: To further develop comprehensive language skills to an intermediate level.

Module Content: This module is intended for elementary learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level 2 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 consolidating the basis of Japanese grammar and vocabulary covered in earlier levels, using more complicated passages for translation. Students will have discussions/debates on relevant current issues in Japanese and also write about them in Japanese. 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:
Have discussions in Japanese in different tenses relating to personal and family information, shopping, travel, employment and current affairs to some degree.
Use natural daily language in Japanese while becoming more aware of honorifics.
Describe in simple terms aspect of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Translate familiar written materials into English.
Produce written paragraphs on topical issues, both by hand and input by keyboard.
Employ a vocabulary of 2600 words approx.
Read and write approx. 300 Kanji characters of the Japanese writing system.
Be able to access and understand authentic texts containing unfamiliar Kanji characters and vocabulary with the use of dictionaries (both electronic and print).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks (Formal Written Examination 50 marks (1 examination (reading and writing); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (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); Oral Assessment 80 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS1504 Japanese Language Level 4

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): AS1503 Japanese Level 2 or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 4hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

Module Objective: To further develop comprehensive language skills to an upper intermediate/advanced level.

Module Content: This module is intended for learners of Japanese who have completed Japanese Language Level 3 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. It is intended to develop further the skills required for effective communication in Japanese, dealing with a series of topics using more complex language, mastering the honorific forms in both spoken and written practice. 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 Japanese at normal speed on a variety of subjects.
Understand clear and well-structured classroom talks and presentations in Japanese.
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 vocabulary of approximately 4600 additional words including reading and writing a total of 400 Kanji characters (approximately) of the Japanese writing system.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 50 marks ( Formal Written Examination 50 marks (1 examination (reading and writing)); Continuous Assessment 70 marks (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); Oral Assessment 80 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS1600 Guided Study Project-Korean

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 20.

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

Co-requisite(s): AS1605 or AS1607 or AS1610 or AS1612

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

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

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

Module Objective: To enable students to conduct a study of an aspect of Korean 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 Korean 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.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Conduct independent research.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specified topic in Korean language, culture and society.
Communicate effectively their understanding of the topic.
Demonstrate an ability to integrate, in an appropriate manner, some elements of Korean language (e.g. hangul) at a level corresponding to that of the accompanying Korean 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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AS1601 Korean Language Level 1

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): 96 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin Cawley, 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 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. 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:
Read and write the Korean hangul alphabet
Demonstrate an understanding of and use common everyday expressions
Make a comprehensive self-introduction
Have an understanding of basic Korean grammar structures
Communicate and interact using basic vocabulary and structures
Perform a range of everyday tasks, including making plans and giving invitations, showing people around and understanding directions.
Use a basic vocabulary (up to 1000 words)
Demonstrate awareness of basic social and cultural aspects of Korean language in use.

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

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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% 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS1602 Korean Language Level 2

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

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

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 96 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study.

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

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

Module Objective: To further develop fundamental Korean language skills having completed an elementary course.

Module Content: This module is not for absolute beginners. It will develop skills from Level 1 (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 more complex grammar patterns. Students will also practice reading/translating short passages on everyday topics and develop their writing skills in hangul. 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:
Read and write Korean sentences in hangul on everyday topics.
Give further information about oneself and ask others questions relating to everyday topics in different tenses.
Expand their basic vocabulary (up to 2000 words).
Listen to and understand sentences in Korean and reply to those sentences.
Understand and use more complex Korean grammar structures.
Begin to extract information from Korean media/TV dramas etc
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.

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

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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% 40% Students must pass oral element of continuous 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS1603 Korean Language Level 3

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

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

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 96 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study.

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

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

Module Objective: To build the communicative competencies in Korean comprehensive language skills at an intermediate level.

Module Content: This module is intended for learners of Korean who have completed Korean Language Level 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 effective communication in Korean. The course will foster skills in the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing of Korean, and will also further broaden awareness for effective Inter-Cultural Communication. There will be a continued focus on consolidating the basis of Korean grammar and vocabulary covered in earlier levels, using more complicated passages for translation. Students will have discussion/debates on relevant current issues in Korean and also write about them in hangul. 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:
Have discussions in different tenses relating to personal and family information, shopping, travel, employment and current affairs to some degree.
Use natural daily language while becoming more aware of honorifics.
Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Produce written paragraphs on topical issues, both by hand and input by keyboard.
Employ a vocabulary of approximately 2600 words and use complex grammar structures.

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

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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% 40% Students must pass oral element of continuous 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS1604 Korean Language Level 4

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): Korean Language Level 3 (or a demonstrated equivalent proficiency, at the discretion of the module co-ordinator).

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 96 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Directed Study.

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

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

Module Objective: To further develop comprehensive language skills to an upper intermediate/advanced level.

Module Content: This module is intended for learners of Korean who have completed Korean Language Level 3 or can demonstrate equivalent proficiency. It is intended to develop further the skills required for effective communication in Korean, dealing with a series of topics using more complex language, mastering the honorific forms in both spoken and written practice. The course will foster skills in the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing of Korean, and will also further broaden awareness of the social and cultural characteristics of modern Korea, 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 to a more advanced level. 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 Korean 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, TV dramas 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 vocabulary of approximately 3600 words.

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

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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% 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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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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 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS2000 The Transcultural Community: Past, Present and Future

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): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars; Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin Cawley, 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 interactions that have taken place in Asia from pre-modern times to the present day, and examines the transcultural direction of Asia's future.

Module Content: The module will introduce students to the cultural, socio-political and intellectual interactions that have shaped diverse Asian territories (such as China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, India and South East Asia), from the past up to the creation of modern states in the colonial periods, and transformation of the region under industrialization, decolonization, war, and revolution in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Understand the main schools of thought in Asian history and the interrelationship between diverse Asian societies and cultures.
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 Asia and the extent of change and continuity in the Asian community as it modernized.
Appreciate the influence of history on relations between peoples and states in the region today.
Gauge the future trajectories of Asia, for instance, Korean Reunification and Cross-strait Relationship between China and Taiwan. .

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 2,000 word (max) essay - 100 marks. 1 x 1,000 word (max) learning log - 60 marks. 1 x Class Presentation - 40 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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AS2002 History of Twentieth Century Korea

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars; Directed Study.

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

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

Module Objective: To introduce students to the history of Korea in the twentieth century

Module Content: This module will introduce students to the turbulent history of Korea in the Twentieth Century: Japanese Colonialism, independence, the Korean War and a divided peninsula, military dictatorships, and the road to economic development and democracy

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the various topics studied in this course
Assess the legacy of the colonial period and the Korean War
Describe the economic development of Korea and its social outcomes
Analyse the movement for democracy in South Korea.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1x 3,000 word (max) essay, 100 marks; 1x 1,500 word(max) essay, 60 marks; 1x in-class presentation, 40 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: No Supplemental Examination.

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AS2003 Popular Culture in East Asia

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): none

Co-requisite(s): none

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Workshops; Directed Study.

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

Lecturer(s): Dr Wing-Fai Leung, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies; Dr Kevin Cawley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: The course aims to enhance the students' understanding of critical debates around the subject; awareness of the rapid cultural, economic and social changes in East Asia. The course will develop students' intellectual and transferable skills, including teamwork, presentation skills, essay writing, discussion and debates.

Module Content: This course covers the development of media and popular culture in China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and will therefore introduce students to various cultural and socio-political contexts, and their historical backgrounds. The course explores the growth of the media industry in East Asia in relation to film, television, fashion, advertising industry, stardom and celebrity culture, changes in the publishing industry, digital media and the rise of the internet and social media, as well as investigating issues such nationalism and censorship.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Analyse the history and development of media and popular culture in East Asian against the cultural, political, social and economic contexts
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of case studies from the media, and their cultural and historical contexts.
Critically evaluate theoretical frameworks about media and mass culture in East Asia.


Research the region's contemporary society, media and culture
Critically approach primary and secondary sources
Demonstrate enhanced skills of oral and written analysis and communication.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1x 3,000 word (max) essay 100 marks.1 x 1,500 word essay, 60 marks. 1x in-class presentation, 40 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: No Supplemental Examination.

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AS2005 Modern Japanese History

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; Directed Study.

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

Lecturer(s): Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

Module Objective: To give students a general overview of the history of the Japanese isles, and to make them understand the various developments that led to the formation of the modern Japanese nation state and its later tranformations.

Module Content: This module will introduce students to some of the main historical developments that took place in the area now known as Japan. It will critically examine popular notions of Japan as a unique entity with a transhistorical character, and look at the various developments ? ideological, political, societal and economic ? that led to the formation of the modern Japanese nation state in the nineteenth century. Students will study some of the main aspects of Edo-period (1600-1868) politics and thought; they will learn about the transformations taking place in the Meiji period (1868-1912); and they will study twentieth-century developments.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate a general knowledge of Japanese history, with an emphasis on the early modern and modern periods
Be familiar with some of the main historical events and actors in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Japan
Critically assess popular notions of the Japanese nation state as unique and isolated, and understand how such notions have been shaped and employed historically
Distinguish between different early modern and modern Japanese ideologies
Place modern Japanese historical events and ideologies in a global context
Understand and critically assess contemporary debates concerning Japan?s responsibility for the Pacific War, and its current position in East Asia.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word (max) mid-term essay , 40 marks; 1 x presentation, 40 marks; seminar attendance and participation, 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Seminar attendance is mandatory and will be monitored.

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: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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AS2010 History of Japanese Culture

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; Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

Module Objective: To provide students with a detailed overview of the symbiotic relationship between history and culture in Japan with the intention of facilitating their understanding of the direct impact that historical events have had on cultural and social developments. A key focus will be placed on how Japan's classical culture has influenced modern and contemporary society.

Module Content: This module examines how the culture of Japan evolved from early civilization through to the 20th century. A number of prominent cultural texts from a range of genres, including poetry, mythology, theatre and prose, are examined from a historical perspective to identify the key issues they raise and gain insights into how culture in Japan can be viewed as a historically changing construct. In addition to translated primary sources, secondary literature will be employed that provides students with an overview of the process by which they can contextualize the available sources and develop insights into Japanese culture from an academic perspective.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of how Japan?s culture has evolved from the early stages through to the 20th century;
Recognize notable literary and cultural works within the context of Japan?s cultural and historical development;
Critically reflect on stereotypical notions of Japanese culture as unique and isolated, and examine how such perceptions have been influenced and employed historically;
Consider pre- and early-modern Japanese historical events and philosophies in a global context;
Identify and assess the application of classical Japanese cultural themes and motives in contemporary society in Japan;
Critically examine the common contemporary debates surrounding Japanese culture.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1x 3,000 word (max) essay 100 marks;1 x 1,500 word essay, 60 marks; 1x in-class presentation, 40 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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AS3005 Contemporary Japanese Society

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

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; Directed Study.

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 some of the main aspects of contemporary Japanese society, and familiarise them with ongoing theoretical and political debates.

Module Content: This module will introduce students to some of the main aspects of contemporary Japanese society. It will question popular notions of Japanese society as ethnically and culturally homogeneous and characterised by continuity, and examine the various socio-cultural transformations that have taken place in recent years. Students will read and discuss a variety of scholarly articles and book chapters addressing aspects of contemporary Japanese society, and become familiar with different theoretical and methodological perspectives. Topics that will be discussed include globalisation, rural depopulation, secularisation, migration, ethnic diversity, gender issues and others.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate a general knowledge of contemporary Japanese society and culture
Critically assess popular notions of Japanese society as static and homogeneous
Take part in theoretical debates concerning globalisation, cultural transformation, ethnic diversity, secularisation, (rural) depopulation, and gender issues
Place contemporary Japanese debates in a wider, global context.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word (max) essay , 100 marks;1 x 1,500 word (max) essay , 40 marks;1 x in-class presentation, 40 marks;1 x class attendance and participation , 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Continuous Assessment. Class attendance is mandatory and will be monitored.

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 1,500 word essay in lieu of a failed class presentation; 1x 1,000 word essay in lieu of failed class attendance and participation).

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AS3006 Readings in Contemporary Korean Culture and Current Affairs

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): Students with a significant standard of Korean Language (assessed before entry); students from BA International after year abroad in Korea

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Translation Workshops).

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

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

Module Objective: This module will provide students with the necessary skills to translate texts from Korean into English, while broadening their knowledge of Korean culture and current affairs

Module Content: Readings for the course will consist of a thematically focused set of textual materials taken from contemporary sources, particularly newspaper, but also including academic articles, reports, and magazines.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To translate authentic works in Korean on Korean culture, politics, and economics into English
To understand key concepts in relation to translating Korean texts into English
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of issues in contemporary Korean culture, politics, and economics
Demonstrate a strong Korean vocabulary in several key areas.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (Formal Written Examination); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2 x 50 marks , annotated translations).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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AS3007 Modern 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; Directed Study.

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

Lecturer(s): Dr Kevin Cawley, 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 (1 x 3,000 word (max) essay - 100 marks. 1 x 1,500 word (max) essay - 60 marks. 1 x Class Presentation - 40 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: No Supplemental Examination.

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AS3008 Advanced Readings in Contemporary Japanese Culture and Current Affairs

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): Students with a significant standard of Japanese Language (assessed before entry); students from BA International after year abroad in Japan

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Translation Workshops).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

Module Objective: This module will provide students with the necessary skills to translate texts from Japanese into English, while broadening their knowledge of Japanese culture and current affairs

Module Content: Readings for the course will consist of a thematically focused set of textual materials taken from contemporary sources, particularly newspapers, but also including academic articles, reports, and magazines.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Translate authentic works in Japanese on Japanese culture, politics, and economics into English
Understand key concepts in relation to translating Japanese texts into English
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of important issues in contemporary Japanese culture, politics, and economics
Demonstrate a strong Japanese vocabulary in several key areas.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks (Formal Written Examination); Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2 x 50 marks, annotated translations).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. 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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AS3009 From Mountain Gods to Sages: Korea's Religious and Philosophical Traditions

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; Directed Study.

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

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

Module Objective: To give students an overview of the philosophical and religious traditions of Korea, and to critically assess various ideas from the Korean traditions with regard to their relevance for life in the twenty-first century.

Module Content: This module will introduce students to the different religious and philosophical traditions of Korea by situating them in their socio-cultural context, and also assess their relevance in the twenty-first century: including Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Shamanism, Buddhisms, Christianities, Juche from North Korea, as well as new religions

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe major schools in the Korean Philosophical and religious traditions
Examine the importance of certain schools of thought during different periods
Critically assess the major ideas of some key thinkers
Assess the influence of these traditions on Korean culture
Examine the influence of religious plurality on contemporary Korean society.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word (max) essay - 100 marks. 1 x 1,500 word (max) essay - 60 marks. 1 x Class Presentation - 40 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: No Supplemental Examination.

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AS3020 Issues in Contemporary Korea and Japan

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 and Japanese society, including modernisation and democratisation, the changing family, gender issues, religion, the political system and popular culture.

Module Content: This module focuses on the experiences of the two countries during the age of colonialism leading to their often problematic relationship, the Second World War followed by the Korean War, the national division of Korea and the recovery of both Japan and Korea to two of the most advanced nations in the world. It will compare major social and political issues in the two countries, as well as some of the social challenges arising from their modern transitions. It will also deal with the conflicting cultural identities of Japan, 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 and Japanese history.
Critically assess the growth and development of democracy in modern Korean and Japanese societies
Explain the impact of the Korean Wave (Hallyu) and Cool Japan in the field of popular culture.
Identify issues arising from the national division, multiculturalism and conflicting cultural identities.
Understand the changes in the family in Japan and Korea due to modernisation and changing gender roles and perceptions.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word (max) essay - 100 marks;1 x 1,500 word (max) essay - 60 marks;1 x Class Presentation - 40 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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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 and Logistics

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 together with the logistical requirements and implications involved when trading with Japan.

Module Content: This module introduces students to the concepts informing documentation and logistics linked to Japanese international trading. It examines the role played by global trade bodies such as WTO and the EU on emerging Japanese trading protocols. It analyses the business impact of Japanese trading documentation on Western business. It examines logistical models and handling as and between Japan and Ireland. It includes reference to product regulation and registration, non-tariff barriers, supply chain handling, taxes, duties, IP and finance and engages students with relevant media sources to track changing regulatory regimes and new logistical developments.

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

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 and Logistics

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 together with the logistical requirements and implications involved when trading with Japan.

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

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

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 and Logistics

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 together with the logistical requirements and implications involved when trading with China.

Module Content: This module introduces students to the concepts informing documentation and logistics linked to Chinese international trading. It examines the role played by global trade bodies such as WTO and the EU on emerging Chinese trading protocols. It analyses the business impact of Chinese trading documentation on Western business. It examines logistical models and handling as and between China and Ireland. It includes reference to product regulation and registration, non-tariff barriers, supply chain handling, taxes, duties, IP and finance and engages students with relevant media sources to track changing regulatory regimes and new logistical developments.

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

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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AS6000 A Transcultural Community: Asia - Past, Present and Future

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): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars; Directed Study.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin Cawley, 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 interactions that have taken place in Asia from pre-modern times to the present day, and examines the transcultural direction of Asia's future.

Module Content: The module will introduce students to the cultural, socio-political and intellectual interactions that have shaped diverse Asian territories (such as China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, India and South East Asia), from the past up to the creation of modern states in the colonial periods, and transformation of the region under industrialization, decolonization, war, and revolution in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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 interrelationships.
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, Korean and Indian societies as they modernized.
Appreciate the influence of history on relations between peoples and states in the region today. Gauge the future trajectories of Asia, e.g Korean Reunification.

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 (as prescribed by the School of Asian Studies).

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AS6021 Contemporary Society in Korea and Japan

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 and Japanese society, including modernisation and democratisation, the changing family, gender issues, religion, the political system and popular culture.

Module Content: This module focuses on the experiences of the two countries during the age of colonialism leading to their often problematic relationship, the Second World War followed by the Korean War, the national division of Korea and the recovery of both Japan and Korea to two of the most advanced nations in the world. It will compare major social and political issues in the two countries in comparison, as well as some of the social challenges arising from their modern transitions. It will also deal with the conflicting cultural identities of Japan, 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 and Japanese history.
Critically assess the growth and development of democracy in modern Korean and Japanese societies.
Explain the impact of the Korean Wave (Hallyu) and Cool Japan in the field of popular culture.
Critically assess issues arising from the national division, multiculturalism and conflicting cultural identities.
Understand the changes in the family in Japan and Korea 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 and the relationship between Japan its neighbours.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: 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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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: Dr Kevin Cawley, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

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

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

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

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

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

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

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

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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AS6205 Religion, Society and Politics in Modern Japan

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): At least 10 credits or equivalent in Japanese Studies or East Asian Studies at undergraduate or postgraduate level

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars (or student conference at the end of semester).

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

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

Module Objective: To familiarise postgraduate students with some of the main issues in the study of modern Japanese religion, society and politics, as well as some of the leading academic theories and texts in the field.

Module Content: This is a research-based module that requires active student participation. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of certain topics in the study of religion, society and politics in modern Japan, as well as relevant academic theories. Classroom discussion of articles and theories constitutes an integral part of the course. The acquisition of academic skills is a core objective: students are required to give a presentation and write a research paper on a topic of their own interest, related to the overall course theme. Students who can read Japanese are strongly encouraged to use Japanese primary sources.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Understand the methodological and conceptual problems involved with the study of `religion? in modern Japan
Distinguish between various ideological positions in the study of modern Japanese religion, society and politics
Critically assess a variety of primary and secondary sources, as well as a number of influential sociological and anthropological theories
Place contemporary Japanese debates in a historical context
Conduct independent research, and write an academic research paper that consists of in-depth analysis of a particular case study or text.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 5,000 word (max) essay,80 marks;1 x 2,500 word (max) essay, 40 marks; 1 x class presentation ,60 marks;1 x class attendance and participation,20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance is mandatory and will be monitored.

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: No Supplemental Examination.

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AS6215 Translation in Contemporary Japanese Culture and Current Affairs

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): Students with a significant standard of Japanese Language (equivalent to Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2, assessed before entry); students from BA International after year abroad in Japan

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Translation Work-shops).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

Module Objective: This module will provide students with the necessary skills to translate texts from Japanese into English, while broadening their knowledge of Japanese culture and current affairs.

Module Content: Readings for the course will consist of a thematically focused set of textual materials taken from contemporary sources, particularly newspapers, but also including academic articles, reports, and magazines.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Translate authentic works in Japanese on Japanese culture, politics, and economics into English.
Understand key concepts in relation to translating Japanese texts into English.
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of issues in contemporary Japanese culture, politics, and economics.
Demonstrate a strong Japanese vocabulary in several key areas.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2 x 50 marks, annotated translations.).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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AS6300 Film and the Study of Japanese Culture

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 20.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 12 x 1hr(s) Seminars (or student conference at the end of semester).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Till Weingartner, UCC Centre for Chinese Studies.

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

Module Objective: To familiarise postgraduate students with some of the main issues associated with the study of Japanese cinema in the context of academic and non-academic approaches to Japanese culture.

Module Content: This is a research-based module that requires active student participation. Through examining the history of Japanese film and watching the films produced by canonical film directors, students will acquire in-depth knowledge of prominent topics related to the study of Japanese cinema. Consideration will be given to the application of approaches and theories within both academic and non-academic fields, such as film criticism or Japanese Studies. Classroom discussion of articles and theories will constitute a key part of the course. Students will also be provided with an opportunity to acquire and enhance academic skills through delivering a presentation and writing a research paper on topics and films of their own interest that are related to the overall course theme.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the main trends in the history of Japanese films and the relevance of directors such as Ozu Yasujiro or Kurosawa Akira
Understand the methodological and conceptual problems involved with the study of Japanese cinema and the film industry
Critically assess canonical films and discuss their relevance within the history of Japanese film and the study of Japanese culture
Distinguish between various ideological positions pertaining to the study of Japanese cinema
Conduct independent research, and write an academic research paper that consists of an in-depth analysis of certain films or a particular case study.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: 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. Attendance is mandatory and will be monitored.

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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AS6400 Translation in Contemporary Korean Culture and Current Affairs

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 40.

Pre-requisite(s): Students with a significant level of Korean language, or the equivalent of TOPIK II (Test of Proficiency of Korean) , level 5-6 (assessed before entry).

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Translation Workshops).

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

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

Module Objective: This module will provide students with the necessary skills to translate texts from Korean into English, while broadening their knowledge of Korean culture and current affairs.

Module Content: Readings for the course will consist of a thematically focused set of textual materials taken from contemporary sources, particularly newspapers, but also including academic articles, reports, and magazines.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Translate authentic works in Korean on Korean culture, politics, and economics into English.
Understand key concepts in relation to translating Korean texts into English.
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of important issues in contemporary Korean culture, politics, and economics.
Demonstrate a strong Korean vocabulary in several key areas.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2 x 50 marks, annotated translations).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; 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: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2017. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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