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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: East Asian Civilization 1 (ASST08031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaAsian Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.asianstudies.ed.ac.uk/index.htm Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA political, social and cultural history of East Asia (chiefly China and Japan) from 1600 to the present day. Students will be introduced to the most important characteristics of society and intellectual life in this period, including the literature and art of China and Japan. For intending Honours students in Chinese and Japanese, East Asian Civilization 1 serves as a complement to the elementary language courses giving the students an essential background for study abroad and the texts studied in the Honours years. For intending Honours students in History, East Asian Civilization 1 provides an opportunity to learn about the histories and cultures of an increasingly important part of the globe, and is a useful foundation for History Honours courses on China, Japan and Vietnam given in the third and fourth years. For all students, the course aims to provide an insight into cultures that in many respects differ fundamentally from Western civilization and to enhance understanding of the social and cultural bases of the nations of East Asia.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential textbook, current price 24.95
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course aims:
To provide a survey of pre-modern East Asian history and culture for students with little or no previous knowledge of the subject
To develop students' skills in gathering information from appropriate sources, considering the material analytically, and reporting and presenting a view on their findings orally and in essay form
Assessment Information
2 essays of 2000-2500 words (one per semester): 25% each
2-hour class exam on semester 1 work (December) 25%
2-hour degree exam semester 2 work (April/May) 25%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Christopher Rosenmeier
Tel:
Email: christopher.rosenmeier@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
Email: david.horn@ed.ac.uk
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