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

Undergraduate Course: Pre-modern East Asia to 1600 (ASST08039)

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 2 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaAsian Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionAn outline of the civilization of East Asia, chiefly China and Japan, before 1600, complemented by selected topics relating to cultural, political and social issues.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential textbook, approximate cost 20.00
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Each student to attend one tutorial per week, at times to be arranged.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 44, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 326 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Building on the knowledge of modern East Asian history and/or culture acquired through the first year courses to inform a more detailed study of topics relating to East Asia before 1600, the course aims to enable students to develop further their skills in use of library and other resources, oral presentation and academic writing.
Assessment Information
1) 2500-word essay on China or East Asia (20%)
2) 2500-word essay on Japan or East Asia (20%)
3) Tutorial presentation and accompanying materials (10%)
4) Degree examination in May (50%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywordseast asia china korea japan history thought philosophy society politics religion arts
Contacts
Course organiserDr Ian Astley
Tel: (0131 6)51 1358
Email: Ian.Astley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227
Email: david.horn@ed.ac.uk
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