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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

EAST3287 Advanced Japanese in Context 5: Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in Historical Context

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Kweku Ampiah
Email: k.ampiah@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 Japanese (or equivalent).

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

By the end of this module, students will:
- Have a greater awareness and understanding of the language and vocabulary of Japanese texts specific to the areas of Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in a Historical Context;
- Have a high degree of competence in reading Japanese texts relating to Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in a Historical Context;
- Have a greater understanding of the broader significance of the particular texts studied;
- Have developed their abilities to discuss texts critically in terms of the context in which they were produced.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will have acquired a wealth of vocabulary and technical words in Japanese relevant to the discourse of Japan's imperial history and post-war foreign policy.

This would make it possible for them to comprehend the basis of Japanese foreign policy in the contemporary world. It would provide them with the ability to conduct archival research in Japanese diplomacy. They would also gain a deeper understanding of the language of Japanese imperialism in the 19th and the first-half of the 20th century.

Skills outcomes
Reading comprehension skills of documentary Japanese, specific to the areas of Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in a Historical Context.


Syllabus

The module will be run in student-led seminar-style classes. A variety of contemporary and important texts from the fields of Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in a Historical Context will be selected.

Given the broadness of the course (encompassing history and contemporary foreign policy issues), the specifics of individual texts will necessarily vary from year to year but will include such themes as 'Imperialism and Asia' and 'The San Francisco Peace Treaty'.

Classes will consist of elements of extensive and intensive reading, followed by discussion and analysis of sections of the texts that are of interest in terms of their use of language and/or contextual relevance.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar201.0020.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

90 hours preparation for classes
45 hours preparing coursework essay
45 hours preparing for exam

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Ongoing monitoring of comprehension, translation, and critical thinking skills in student-led seminars.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:35:14

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