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

Undergraduate Course: East Asian Civilization 1A (ASST08032)

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) Credits20
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 focusing on China from 1600 to the present day and placing it in the general context of East Asia. 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 East Asia. For intending Honours students in History, East Asian Civilization 1A 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.


This course is available only to students in the School of History and Classics and to visiting students.
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
To provide a survey of East Asian history and culture for students with little or no previous knowledge of the subject
To develop students' skills in the following areas:
gathering information from appropriate sources
considering the material analytically
reporting and presenting a view on their findings orally and in essay form
Assessment Information
1 essay of 2000-2500 words: 50%
2-hour class exam (April/May): 50%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Helen Parker
Tel: (0131 6)50 4230
Email: Helen.Parker@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
Email: david.horn@ed.ac.uk
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