2013 H2 CSE mass lecture

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2013 H2 CSE mass lecture

  1. 1. Mass Lecture 2012 H2 China Studies in English (CSE)
  2. 2. Objectives  Setting expectations  Syllabus – scope and assessment  The Concepts of “China” 1. 2. 3. 4. China: civilisation vs. nation-state China: unity vs. diversity China: order vs. disorder (instability) China: traditional vs. modern
  3. 3. Setting Expectations (I)  Lecture-tutorial system  Lecture: Talk Less, Learn More – Understanding key perspectives – Picking up of key content  Tutorial: Active intelligent participation – – – – Questions & Answers Discussion of perspectives Assessment skills acquisition Application of content
  4. 4. Setting Expectations (II)  No textbook but – – – – lecture notes Tutorial pack Readings Non-print materials  No repeat of lectures/tutorials
  5. 5. Setting Expectations (III)  Always be prepared when attending lectures/tutorials  Ensure that readings are done  Good efforts in your daily work
  6. 6. Setting Expectations (III)  Follow daily news on China – – Straits Times People’s Daily http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/ – China Daily – Beijing Review – CNN/BBC
  7. 7. Syllabus Content – 4 broad themes  Culture and Society (Sociology/Philosophy)  Authority and Governance (Political Science)  Development and Challenges (Economics)  China and the World (Foreign Policy)
  8. 8. J1 H2 CSE Assessment Assessment Modes CA: 20% Essays + Case studies + Class Participation + Personal Response + Map Quiz + Personality Quiz Mid Year: 20% (essays) Promo: 60% (essays + case studies)

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