Course syllabus RPJVAA - Development Problems in SE Asia in English (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)


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Course title: Development Problems in SE Asia in English
Semester: SS 2014/2015
Course supervisor: prof. Dr. Ing. Libor Grega
Supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: not Development Problems in SE Asia
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
 
Course objective:
The aim of the course is to make students acquited with regional geography of Asia, colonial and post-colonial period in South-East Asia, Cold War's consequences in the region,politics and development in 1990s, economic crises 1997-1998 in the region,demographic aspects of development in South-East Asia, migration trends from broader geographical perspective, remittances, skilled migration and development, environmental limits of development, contemporary trends of economic development,and millenium development goals in South-East Asia.
 
Course content:
1.Introduction, conditions (allowance 2/2)
2.Regional geography of Asia (allowance 2/0)
3.Colonial and post-colonial period in South-East Asia, Cold War's consequences in the region (allowance 2/4)
4.Politics and development in 1990s, economic crises 1997-1998 in the region (allowance 2/2)
5.Demographic aspects of development in South-East Asia, migration trends from broader geographical perspective (allowance 4/4)
6.Remittances, skilled migration and development (allowance 4/4)
7.Environmental limits of development (allowance 2/2)
8.Contemporary trends of economic development (allowance 2/2)
9.Millenium development goals in South-East Asia (allowance 2/2)
10.India and South-East Asia (allowance 2/2)
11.China and South-East Asia (allowance 2/2)
12.Conclusion and students outcomes evaluation (allowance 2/2)
 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice26 h
     seminar4 h
     consultation12 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     preparation of presentation16 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h
Total168 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
Evaluation of: team presentation, written noters, essay, and individual oral exam.

a) presentation: 30 min + 15 min. discussion
- team = 3 students
- form: electronic and oral presentation
b) written notes
- submitted only personally at the beginnign of lecture in readible written form
- 3-5 ths. signs (not more!)
- content: the most important information, conclusions, and data, including citation of resources, individual critical reviews and comments
- form: especially headlines, exceptionally whole text
- evauation 0-5 points
- to pass the course at least 23 points are required (of max. 30)
c) seminar work
- both in electronic and written form (on CD)
- deadline: will be specified at first lecture
- topic: the same as for presentation
- the same team as for presentation

Structure of seminar work (3 students):
1. Introduction (cca 2000-3000 signs)
2. Literature review (cca 16.000 signs)
3. Conclusion - personal opinion about the topic and reviewed literature (2000 signs)
Notes:
For preparation of presentation and seminar work must be used following resources:
1. At least 2 articles from a journal from following databases:
- ISI Web of Knowledge (WoS) - http://pcs.isiknowledge.com/SessionError.cgi?DestApp=WOS&CSID=Z1cndpd9@mKEko2dI47&
- ebsco - http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/search?vid=2&hid=106&sid=f5dcad3b-6384-4b6a-9e4b-8ca3f2c48044%40sessionmgr112
- scopus - http://www.scopus.com/search/form.url
- ulrich - http://www.ulrichsweb.com/ulrichsweb/
- http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/search.phtml?bibid=MENDE&colors=7&lang=en
- http://cx8pe6ly8l.cs.serialssolutions.com/?SS_LibHash=CX8PE6LY8L&searchBy=Database&searchType=advanced
Databases can be approached via university information system, secondary resources may used via google scholars.

2. Further textbook or study.
3. For analysis is needed to confront results with further two articles on analysed topic.
4. Citation must be done in accordance with norm from WoS: Bibliographic citations of documents ISO 690 and ISO 690-2 (http://www.boldis.cz/citace/citace.html)
 
Course methods: 28 lectures, 28 seminars
 
Reading list:
Basic:
South-East Asia: a political profile. 2. vyd. Nw York: Oxford University Press, 2005. 454 p. ISBN 0-19-551757-1.
RAMESH, M. -- ASHER, M G. Welfare capitalism in Southeast Asia: social security, health, and education policies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. 217 p. ISBN 978-03-1223-016-6.
RIGG, J. Southeast Asia: the human landscape of modernization and development. London: Routledge, 2003. 386 p. ISBN 0-415-25639-9.
ROBISON, R. The political economy of South-East Asia: conflicts, crises and change. 2. vyd. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2001. 316 p. ISBN 0-19-551349-5.

Recommended:
ADB: Asian Development Outlook 2008. URL: http://www.adb.org
GREENOUGH, P.; LOWENHAUPT, A. Nature in the Global South. Environmental Projects in South and Southeast Asia. Durban: Duke University Press, 2003.

Study plans:
B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
B-ITS-IDSA International Development Studies, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2014/2015
 
Run in the period of: SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016   (and older)
Course tutor: prof. Dr. Ing. Libor Grega (supervisor)
Teaching language: English
Town: Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 05/13/2015.

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