INTLC221-18B (HAM)

Understanding East Asia

15 Points

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Te Kura Kete Aronui
School of Arts

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Paper Description

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The object of this paper is to explore traditional and contemporary aspects of Chinese and Japanese history, society and culture. The paper examines key features of China's and Japan's social and cultural development, as well as some of the historical, cultural and trading interconnections between the two countries. It also looks at the changing nature of the multi-faceted links (family, marriage, work, trade) these two countries have maintained with New Zealand, and with Maori.

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Paper Structure

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The paper is taught through a 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students who complete this course will:-

    - have an expanded understanding of some of the key social and cultural features that have shaped the societies of China and Japan, from ancient times up to the present day;

    -have an enhanced appreciation of the cultural similarities and divergences across East Asia;

    -have developed an awareness of some of the contemporary issues facing China and Japan, and be able to place these in historical context;

    -gained some insight into issues surrounding the relationship between mainstream society and indigenous/minority groups;

    -have acquired an understanding of the main historical and cultural connections between China/Japan and New Zealand, and between the Chinese/Japanese people and Maori;

    -be able to demonstrate their enhanced understanding in written form and in an oral presentation.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. China module - 1 online assignment
15
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. China module - Essay
3 Sep 2018
4:30 PM
25
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
3. China module - Test
14 Aug 2018
3:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Japan module - 1 online assignment
15
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
5. Japan module - Student presentations
2 Oct 2018
3:00 PM
25
  • Presentation: In Class
6. Japan module - Test
9 Oct 2018
3:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no required readings for this paper. Suggested reading lists will be supplied on individual topics.
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Recommended Readings

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Suggested readings lists will be given out in lectures.
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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this course. Moodle can be accessed via iWaikato. Lecture presentations, tutorial exercises, assignment details, important dates and the paper outline are all available from this site. You may want to print out lecture presentations and bring them to the lectures so that you don’t have to spend so much time writing things down.

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Workload

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This paper involves 3 contact hours per week, plus an additional 8 hours (approx.) preparation per week for the online assignments, essay, presentation and tests.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: CHIN221, CHIN222, JAPA221, JAPA222, INTL221

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