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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Advanced Modern Asia
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 19471
Module Lead DR. Gilson
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1 or 2
Pre-requisites LI The International Politics of East Asia - (08 20901)
Restrictions All degree programmes in POLSIS
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours

This module is designed to enable you to gain an advanced understanding of key actors and themes in East Asia. It is broadly divided into the two areas of Development and Insecurity. Development refers both to the economic progress of key states, as well as to general issues pertaining to good governance.

 Topics related to these will be illustrated through the study of specific countries. Insecurity relates not only to traditional concerns over high security issues, such as nuclear weapons, but also to critical security issues such as post-conflict reconstruction.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the principal state actors and issues affecting the international politics of East Asia
  • Assess the key changing roles of the principal actors in shaping the political economy of the region in key areas of investigation
  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to utilise primary, secondary and web-based sources in order to assess developments in East Asia
Assessment 19471-01 : "Summative Essay 2,000 Words" : Coursework (30%)
19471-02 : Reflective paper 1000 Words : Coursework (20%)
19471-03 : Documentary : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x 2,000 word essay (30%); 1 x 1,000 word self-reflection paper (20%); 1 x group documentary (50%);
Re-assessment: None
Reading List Mson, Colin ed (2000) A Short History of Asia (Macmillan)
Yahuda, M. (1996) The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific, 1945-1995 (Routledge)
Brothwick M ed (1998) Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia