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2012/2013  BA-PALCS  Presentations on Asian Languages, Cultures & Societies

English Title
Presentations on Asian Languages, Cultures & Societies

Course information

Language English
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration Two Semesters
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for Asian Study Programme
Course coordinator
  • Isabelle Verhaeghen - Department of International Economics and Management
  • Jesper Beckman - Department of International Economics and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 07-11-2012
Learning objectives
At the end of the course the students should be able to:
  • Individually prepare and present a short oral presentation in (basic) Chinese/Japanese on a given topic on China/Japan with the use of power point slides of a high quality
  • Discuss the concepts of form, content, and evaluation of oral presentations
  • Show a general outline of history, religion, geography, culture and contemporary society of both China and Japan.
  • Place major events in Japan and China according to a timeline and compare central aspects of the two countries.
  • Structure and discuss the curriculum in relation to a given topic
  • Find relevant current news from China and Japan and relate it to its historical and cultural context
Presentations on Asian Languages, Cultures & Societies :
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 30 Minutes
Students are to hand in a powerpoint presentation, max 10 slides, prior to the exam. The students are to present this power point presentation at the exam.
Topics are given to the students and will be uploaded on Learn. Please see exam plan on e-campus for dates.
Course content
In the fall term we will investigate and do presentations on the dynamics of Asia and look into the images and brandings of Japan and China,whereas the spring term will cover Asia in the world and, based on the main social, cultural and political aspects of contemporary China and Japan including current news from the media, attempt an answer on what Asia is today. Theory of form, content, and evaluation of oral presentations will be part of the teaching in order to improve students’ presentation skills. The use of Power Point presentation software will be trained in depth, including the use of illustrations and layout. Integrated parts of the course are also the training of study skills such as note taking, feed back, evaluation, use of Chinese/Japanese software, internet search engines, study techniques, group work etc. The lectures will be in English, whereas the students’ presentations will be in both in English and Chinese/Japanese.
Teaching methods
The students are taught in plenum sessions for both languages together or divided in classes according to language. Group work and student presentations are integrated parts of the teaching. Part of the teaching will take place in pc rooms.
Last updated on 07-11-2012