This course is discontinued

EAL4110 – Readings in East Asian Linguistics

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Course content

This reading course will be adapted to the individual master's student of East Asian Linguistics and the subject area covered by the master’s thesis.

The students compile their own reading lists, in consultation with a course teacher. The choice of literature should provide a good general basis of information on the subject matter and its significance within a wider context. The literature should also include a range of problems and solutions. Basic presentations cannot be included as part of the reading list. The reading list should include around 1000 pages.

If the subject area is closely related to subjects at a lower level, then the reading list must be more advanced (representing in-depth theoretical or thematic study). The reading list cannot include literature that has been used at earlier levels. A selection of sources can be included in the reading list for the subject area.

The reading list must be approved by a course teacher, who will also make sure that the reading list does not lie within the scope of the student’s earlier course literature. It is recommended that the course is taken during the first year of the master’s degree programme.

Learning outcome

The student should learn to critically read research literature and to form an opinion on the complex problem discussed in the literature. The students should be able to summarise and present a research debate in an independent and reflected manner.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Please see the enrolment criteria for the MA programme option in East Asian Linguistics.

Please also see admission requirements defined by the programme option Chinese Society and Politics or East Asian Culture and History.

NB! The teaching presupposes competence in modern Chinese language and basic reading competence in classical Chinese.

Teaching

The course is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars organised as 10 classes of 2 hrs each throughout the semester. The course presupposes active participation and at least 80 per cent attendance in class.

A preliminary draft of the term paper must be approved by the teacher in order to take the exam. The draft is to be submitted in Fronter within a given deadline.

An approved draft is only valid for one semester.

Guidelines for obligatory instructional activity at the Faculty of Humanities (only in Norwegian).

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.

Examination

The exam is a term paper of 10 pages (2300 characters per page). The topic of the paper should be formulated after the initial consultation meeting between the student and the teacher. Work on the paper will take place throughout the entire term.

The term paper is to be submitted in Fronter within the given deadline. Before submitting your paper, you must electronically sign an "Obligatory statement concerning cheating" in Fronter.

Information on writing and submitting papers at IKOS (only in Norwegian).

Examination support material

A preliminary draft of the term paper must be approved by the teacher in order to take the exam (see "Teaching").

The exam consists of one written and one oral part:

The oral part consists of an oral presentation in class.

The written part consists of an essay (term paper) of 6-8 pages (2300 characters per page, excluding space, not counting the bibliography) on a subject approved by the teacher. The essay should be based on both East Asian primary sources and East Asian and English secondary sources.

The oral presentation and the written essay should be based on different topics or research questions.

The oral part will count for 25% and the written for 75% of the final grade.

The essay is to be submitted in Fronter within the given deadline. Before submitting your paper, you must electronically sign an "Obligatory statement concerning cheating" in Fronter.

Information on writing and submitting papers at IKOS (only in Norwegian).

Language of examination

English

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

This course will not be offered again after Spring 2013.

Autumn 2015: Same as KIN4340 Topics in Chinese Culture and History. Please contact student advisor, Monica Lund Haugom, if you cannot register for KIN4340.

Teaching language

English