SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
Center for Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA)
Foundation in Natura...
Module Learning Outcomes and Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) acquired by students upon successful
completion of the m...
Discipline Specific Knowledge
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3

TGC: Discipline Specific Knowledge
Able to put theories into practice.
Unde...
General Rules and Regulations
Late Submission Penalty
The School imposes a late submission penalty for work submitted late...
keep a detailed record of the sources of ideas and findings and ensure that these sources are clearly quoted in
their assi...
Assessment Type

Mode

Purpose

Stage

Project

Presentation

Require communication by
the student that
demonstrates conce...
Final Project: Postcard Series (Individual - 40%)

The final project requires student to create a series of postcard to sh...
D+

47 – 49

1.67

D

44 – 46

1.33

D-

40 – 43

1.00

F

0 – 39

0.00

Fail

Insufficient evidence of understanding of t...
CULTURE & CIVILIZATION (FDES 0815) Module Schedule
WEEK

TOPIC / ACTIVITY

Week 1
24 September

Subject Introduction
Overv...
War
Week 16
30 January 2013

Submission of Culture & Civilization Portfolio : 10%

Note: This module outline is subject to...
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  1. 1. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN Center for Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia (MASSA) Foundation in Natural and Built Environment CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION [FDES 0815] Credit hours: 5 Prerequisite: None Semester: September 2013 Lecturers: Normah Sulaiman, Delliya Mohd. Zain ______________________________________________________________________________________ Abstract An introduction to the Western and Eastern culture and civilization from prehistoric to present through an overview of archeological discoveries, ancient monuments, artworks, philosophy and achievement of great leaders. Teaching Objectives 1. To introduce the Western and Eastern culture and civilization through an overview of archeological discoveries, ancient monuments, artworks, philosophy and achievement of great leaders from prehistoric to present. 2. To examine the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western civilizations. 3. To show basic skills on enquiry, investigation, application and presentation of relevant information. Learning Outcomes 1. Able to describe the historical development of human civilization. 2. Able to recall the development of Eastern and Western human civilizations in the past as well as present. 3. Able to develop skills of data gathering. 4. Able to demonstrate good documentation and presentation skills. TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 1|Pa g e
  2. 2. Module Learning Outcomes and Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) acquired by students upon successful completion of the module. Module Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to: 1. Able to describe the historical development of human civilization. 2. Able to recall the development of Eastern and Western human civilizations in the past as well as present 3. Able to develop skills of data gathering 4. Able to demonstrate good documentation and presentation skills. Taylor's Graduate Capabilities (TGC) Disciplinespecific Knowledge Cognitive Capabilities 1.0 1.1 1.2  2.0 1.3 2.1 2.2 3.0 2.3               3.1   Soft Skills 4.0 3.2 4.1      5.0 5.1  6.0 5.2  6.1  6.2  7.0 6.3  7.1  8.0 7.2      8.1          Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities The teaching and learning approach at Taylor’s University is focused on developing the Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities in its students; capabilities that encompass the knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills of our graduates. TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 2|Pa g e
  3. 3. Discipline Specific Knowledge 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 TGC: Discipline Specific Knowledge Able to put theories into practice. Understand ethical issues in the context of the field of studies. Understand professional practice within the field of studies. Cognitive Capabilities 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.0 3.1 3.2 TGC: Lifelong Learning Learn independently. Locate, extract, synthesise and utilise information effectively. Be intellectually engaged. TGC: Thinking and Problem Solving Skills. Think critically and creatively. Define and analyse problems to arrive at effective solutions. Soft Skills 4.0 4.1 TGC: Communication Skills Communicate appropriately in various setting and modes. 5.0 5.1 5.2 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 7.0 7.1 7.2 8.0 8.1 TGC: Interpersonal Skills Understand team dynamics and mobilise the power of teams. Understand and assume leadership. TGC: Intrapersonal Skills Manage one self and be self-reliant. Reflect on ones actions and learning. Embody Taylor's core values. TGC: Citizenship and Global Perspectives Be aware and form opinions from diverse perspectives. Understand the value of civic responsibility and community engagement. TGC: Digital Literacy Effective use of information and communication (ICT) and related technologies. Modes of Delivery This is a 5 credit hour module held over 18 weeks. Lectures, tutorials, on-line test and self-study. Contact Hours Lecture: Tutorial: Self-Study: 2 hours/week 2 hours/week 1 hours/week Time & Venue : Lecture: Tuesday, 10.00am – 12.00am @ LT 14 : Tutorial: Wednesday, 8.00am – 10.00pm @ LT 8 TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 3|Pa g e
  4. 4. General Rules and Regulations Late Submission Penalty The School imposes a late submission penalty for work submitted late without a valid reason e.g. a medical certificate. Any work submitted after the deadline (which may have been extended) shall have the percentage grade assigned to the work on face value reduced by 10% for the first day and 5% for each subsequent day late. A weekend counts as 1 day. Individual members of staff shall be permitted to grant extensions for assessed work that they have set if they are satisfied that a student has given good reasons. Absenteeism at intermediate or final presentations will result in zero mark for that presentation. Lecturers reserve the right to not accept any late submission after one (1) week. The Board of Examiners may overrule any penalty imposed and allow the actual mark achieved to be used if the late submission was for a good reason. However, the facilitator(s) reserves the right NOT to accept work submitted more than one week late. Attendance and Participation Attendance is compulsory. Any student who arrives late after the first half-hour of class will be considered as absent. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the module and/or be eligible for the final examination. You are expected to attend and participate actively in class. The lectures and tutorials will assist you in expanding your ideas and your research progression. Your work will be graded based on your performance throughout the semester. Your class participation is as important as the end product. It is compulsory for the student to attempt and submit all assessment components, including Portfolio and Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) Reflection Form. Failing to do so will result in failing the module irrespective of the marks earned. It is also compulsory for the student to attend the final examination. Being absent from the final exam will result in failing the module even though the student has achieved more than 50% in the overall assessment. Plagiarism (TU Student Handbook 2011) Plagiarism, which is an attempt to present another person’s work as your own by not acknowledging the source, is a serious case of misconduct which is deemed unacceptable by the University. "Work" includes written materials such as books, journals and magazine articles or other papers and also includes films and computer programs. The two most common types of plagiarism are from published materials and other students’ works. a. Published Materials In general, whenever anything from someone else’s work is used, whether it is an idea, an opinion or the results of a study or review, a standard system of referencing should be used. Examples of plagiarism may include a sentence or two, or a table or a diagram from a book or an article used without acknowledgement. Serious cases of plagiarism can be seen in cases where the entire paper presented by the student is copied from another book, with an addition of only a sentence or two by the student. While the former can be treated as a simple failure to cite references, the latter is likely to be viewed as cheating in an examination. Though most assignments require the need for reference to other peoples’ works, in order to avoid plagiarism, students should TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 4|Pa g e
  5. 5. keep a detailed record of the sources of ideas and findings and ensure that these sources are clearly quoted in their assignment. Note that plagiarism refers to materials obtained from the Internet too. b. Other Students’ Work Circulating relevant articles and discussing ideas before writing an assignment is a common practice. However, with the exception of group assignments, students should write their own papers. Plagiarising the work of other students into assignments includes using identical or very similar sentences, paragraphs or sections. When two students submit papers which are very similar in tone and content, both are likely to be penalized. Student-centered Learning Approach The module uses the Student-centered Learning (SCL) approach. Utilization of this method embodies most of the principles known to improve learning and to encourage student’s participation. SCL requires students to be active, RESPONSIBLE participants in their own learning and the teachers are to facilitate the students learning process. Various teaching and learning strategies such as experiential learning, problem-based learning, site visits, group discussions, presentations, working in group and etc. will be employed to facilitate the learning process for the module. In SCL students are to be:  active in their own learning  self-directed to be responsible to enhance their learning abilities  able to cultivate skills that are useful in today’s workplace  active knowledge seekers  active players in a teamwork Moodle Moodle will be used as a communication tool and information portal for students to access module materials, project briefs, assignments and announcements. Contact Normah Sulaiman Delliya Mohd.Zain normah.sulaiman@taylors.edu.my / normajean.mode@gmail.com delliya.mohdzain@taylors.edu.my Office Hours Students are encouraged to visit the instructor/lecturer/tutor concerned for assistance during office hours. If the office hours do not meet the student's schedule, it is suggested that the student notify the instructor, and set appointment times as needed. Types of Assessment and Feedback Each student will be graded in the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments will provide information to guide the student in the design/research process. This form of assessment will be conducted through Interim Critique/Review sessions. Summative assessment will inform the student about the level of understanding and performance capabilities achieved at the end of each project with form of a final examination. TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 5|Pa g e
  6. 6. Assessment Type Mode Purpose Stage Project Presentation Require communication by the student that demonstrates conceptual understanding Formative Project 1 & 2 Performance Task Require student to create take an action related to a problem, issue, or conceptual concept Formative and Summative Project 2 Investigative Require students to explore a problem or concern stated either by the teacher or the students Formative and Summative Project 1,2 &3 Communication by the student that demonstrates conceptual understanding Summative ALL Projects Tutorials Assessment Plan Assessments Type Marks Presentation Submission Group & Individual Learning outcomes 1, 3 Project 1 20 % N/A √ Project 2 Group & Individual 2, 4 30% √ √ Project 3 Individual 40% N/A Portfolio Individual 1, 2, 4 All 10% N/A √ √ Total 100% Coursework This module will be graded in the form of coursework. It consists of 3 projects, a quiz and a portfolio. Project 1: The Family Tree – (Group – 10% & Individual- 10%) This project introduces students to the rise of human civilization through investigation by plotting major historical events on a timeline. Project 2: Messages from the Past; Play (Group- 20% & Individual – 15%) The second project is a role play exercise in a group. Students are to understand and adapt the chosen character in their own representation and create a model of the chosen timeline and character. TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 6|Pa g e
  7. 7. Final Project: Postcard Series (Individual - 40%) The final project requires student to create a series of postcard to showcase journey and pictures shot by students from their visit of places in Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur based on certain concept and relating to specific theme. Portfolio – 10% The portfolio is a compilation of all students’ projects with learning reflection of Taylors Graduate Capabilities. Taylor’s Graduate Capabilities (TGC) Portfolio (P/F) and TGC Reflection Form The portfolio is an edited document to include all the work produced in this module. Visual diary and process of work (packaged) are to be included as part of the portfolio submission. The portfolio will be an e-portfolio. Images, drawings, text and so on must be well edited, legible and composed. Text should be kept minimal. TGC Reflection Form must be completed and submitted together with the Portfolio. Student Input Student participation is encouraged through various means. In this module, students have the opportunity to participate in the following ways:      Students’ ideas and questions are welcomed, valued and encouraged. Student input is sought to understand their perspectives, ideas and needs in planning module revision. Students are offered opportunities to give feedback with the assurance that issues will be addressed in response to that feedback. Students reflect on their performance in personal portfolios. Student evaluation allows their views and experiences about the sessions are actively sought and used as an integral part of improvement in teaching and continuous improvement. Marks and Grading Table (Revised as per 2012 programme guide) Assessments and grades will be returned within 2 weeks of your submission. You will be given the grades and necessary feedback for each submission. The grading system is shown below: Grade Grade Marks Definition Description Points A 80 – 100 4.00 Excellent Evidence of original thinking; demonstrated outstanding capacity to analyze and synthesize; outstanding grasp of module matter; evidence of extensive knowledge base A- 75 – 79 3.67 Very Good Evidence of good grasp of module matter; critical capacity and analytical ability; understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature B+ 70 – 74 3.33 B 65 – 69 3.00 Good Evidence of grasp of module matter; critical capacity and analytical ability, reasonable understanding of relevant issues; evidence of familiarity with the literature B- 60 – 64 2.67 C+ 55 – 59 2.33 Pass C 50 – 54 2.00 Evidence of some understanding of the module matter; ability to develop solutions to simple problems; benefitting from his/her university experience TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 7|Pa g e
  8. 8. D+ 47 – 49 1.67 D 44 – 46 1.33 D- 40 – 43 1.00 F 0 – 39 0.00 Fail Insufficient evidence of understanding of the module matter; weakness in critical and analytical skills; limited or irrelevant use of the literature WD - - Withdrawn Withdrawn from a module before census date, typically midsemester F(W) 0 0.00 Fail IN - - Incomplete P - - Pass Given for satisfactory completion of practicum AU - - Audit Given for a module where attendance is for information only without earning academic credit Marginal Pass Evidence of minimally acceptable familiarity with module matter, critical and analytical skills Withdrawn after census date, typically mid semester An interim notation given for a module where a student has not completed certain requirements with valid reason or it is not possible to finalise the grade by the published deadline Recommended Reading Main References : Additional References : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Kagan, N.,2006, National Geographic Concise History of the World: An Illustrated Time Line, National Geographic Janson, A., 2002 History of Art for Young People (6th Edition) Prentice Hall; 6 ed. C, Arthur., 2011, ASIA : A concise History, Wiley & Sons N, Fountain., 2003, WWII – The People’s Story, Reader’s Digest Robinson, W., 1995, Instant Art History: From Cave Art to Pop Art, Ballantine Books; 1st edition Tilden, J. (Ed.), 1998, First Under Heaven: The Art of Asia (Fourth Hali Annual),Laurence King C.D, Neher., 2000, Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World (NIU, No. 2) R, Murphey., 2006, History of Asia, A (5th Edition), Pearson Famous artists: Master index - wwar.com/artists 10. Robinson, W., 1995, Instant Art History: From Cave Art to Pop Art, Ballantine Books; 1st edition 11. Tilden, J. (Ed.), 1998, First Under Heaven: The Art of Asia (Fourth Hali Annual),Laurence King 12. C.D, Neher., 2000, Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World (NIU, No. 2) 13. R, Murphey., 2006, History of Asia, A (5th Edition), Pearson 14. Famous artists: Master index - wwar.com/artists TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 8|Pa g e
  9. 9. CULTURE & CIVILIZATION (FDES 0815) Module Schedule WEEK TOPIC / ACTIVITY Week 1 24 September Subject Introduction Overview of Subject Outline Introduction to Culture &Civilization Lecture 1 South East Asia ; The Early Empires Week 2 1 October Week 3 8 October TUTORIAL Briefing: Project Group & Timeline Allocation Interactive Content/ Exercises E-Submission (5%) Week 4 15 October Lecture 2 Malaysia; The rise of the pre-Islamic kingdoms, ethnicity, identity and nationalism, cultural mix. Lecture 3 The Eastern Civilizations : China Week 5 22 October Lecture 4 India - early Indian civilization Week 6 29 October Lecture 5 The Japanese Civilization - Early history to Feudal period and Modern civilization Mid-Semester Break 4th – 10th November Week 7 12 November Week 8 19 November SABD ACTIVITY WEEK Video Presentation : Roman Empire – The divergence of East and West Greece – Early History and the Eastward Expansion Lecture 7 The 19th century of British Colonization Week 9 26November Week 10 5 December Week 11 12 December Week 12 19 December Week 13 4 January 2013 Week 14 9 January 2013 Week 15 16 January 2013 Data collections, sketches, diagrams Draft of Timeline and Journal (Progress 5%) Submission of Project 1 : Timeline Briefing of Project 2 : Messages from the Past Draft of Storyline and Settings (Progress Tutorial) Draft on costume, prop design and backdrop setting. (Progress Tutorial: 5%) Final tutorial of Project 2 – (80% Progress) Project 2: Presentation & Submission Lecture 8 The Early and High Renaissance : Byzantium and Orthodox Europe Lecture 9 : The European Middle Ages Lecture 10 : The Age of Enlightenment – Europe Renaissance Lecture 11 : The Age of Discovery – The Maritime Power and Western Imperialism HOLIDAY Lecture 12: The Industrial Revolution of Europe Lecture 13 : The Imperialism in Asia – The arrivals of the Portuguese, the Spaniards and The Dutch and the age of discovery Lecture 14: World War I & II - World in Conflict, The Great Depression and the Cold TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment Briefing Project 3 : Postcard Series Draft of Concept and Objective (Progress Tutorial) Interactive Content/ Exercises E-Submission (5%) Progress tutorial : Pre-select photos according to theme and journal Finalize Artwork for Graphical Book : Ready for Printing Submission of Project 3 : Graphical Book - 30% 9|Pa g e
  10. 10. War Week 16 30 January 2013 Submission of Culture & Civilization Portfolio : 10% Note: This module outline is subject to change with short notice. TU Foundation in Natural and Built Environment 10 | P a g e

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