Teaching plan for the course unit

 

 

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General information

 

Course unit name: Culture and Business in Asia

Course unit code: 364581

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Maria Angeles Pelegrin Sole

Department: Department of Economics

Credits: 6

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 150

 

Face-to-face and/or online activities

60

 

-  Lecture with practical component

Face-to-face and online

 

39

 

-  Group tutorial

Face-to-face and online

 

3

 

-  Problem-solving class

Face-to-face and online

 

18

Supervised project

40

Independent learning

50

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 

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CB3 - Ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within the field of study) to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

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CG9 - Capacity to interpret the evolution of the business environment and adaptations to change.

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CG8 - Capacity to communicate in English and/or other foreign languages orally and in writing, comprehension skills, and mastery of specialized language.

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CE11 - Understanding of the culture and business practices of different countries, as the basis for adapting to an interacting effectively with other geopolitical contexts.

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CE2 - Comprehensive understanding of the international economic, legal and socio-political framework, and ability to use this knowledge to oversee international business decisions.

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CB4 - Capacity to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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CG3 - Capacity for learning and responsibility (capacity for analysis and synthesis, to adopt global perspectives and to apply knowledge in practice).

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CG5 - Ability to work in a team (capacity to collaborate with others and contribute to a common project, and capacity to work in cross-disciplinary and multicultural teams).

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

— Understand the culture, history and economy of East Asia and its importance in the context of doing business. 

— Understand East Asian business structure. 

— Analyse the elements involved in negotiations with East Asian countries. 

— Study the protocol of existing businesses in East Asia. 

 

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

1. Japanese culture and history

2. Economic development in Japan: overview

3. Chinese culture and history

4. A short economic history of China

5. Business in East Asia

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

The course combines three different types of learning activities:

— Face-to-face learning activities. These comprise lectures outlining the main concepts and content of the subject, as well as class discussions on students’ assignments on different topics related to the culture, history, economy and/or business in East Asia.

— Tutored learning activities, primarily comprising the writing of an essay proposed by the lecturer.

— Independent learning activities, which primarily consist of group assignments completed and discussed in class on topics related to the culture, history, economy and/or business in East Asia.

The course makes use of the Virtual Campus to facilitate communication between students and teachers, and for the provision and submission of material, such as practical exercises, statistical information, self-assessment tasks, essays, and so on.

The lecturer establishes a schedule of office hours sufficient to manage the subject and resolve any doubts and queries.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

Continuous assessment

Continuous assessment consists of group assignments completed and discussed in class on different topics related to the culture, history, economy and/or business in East Asia. This part is worth 70% of the final grade.

The final exam takes place on the date set by the Academic Council and covers the entire content. Given the characteristics of the subject, it is not possible to sit the examination on a date different from the official date. Questions include basic concepts on economy, culture and business in East Asia. This part is worth 30% of the final grade. In any case, students must obtain a minimum mark of 4 out of 10 in this exam, which is comprehensive for the entire subject. Failure to reach a minimum mark of 4 results in the final grade being “Fail”, regardless of the results for continuous assessment.

Students who renounce to follow continuous assessment are eligible for single assessment.


Repeat assessment

Students who fail the subject are eligible to repeat assessment, regardless of the assessment procedure they follow. The repeat assessment examination, which is held on the date set by the Academic Council, covers the entire course content and is the same for all students. The exam includes questions on concepts related to economics, culture and business in East Asia.

Note that for repeat assessment the mark obtained in this examination is the final grade for the subject. Therefore, a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 must be obtained to pass the subject.

 

Examination-based assessment

Single assessment consists of a final examination. Therefore, a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 must be obtained to pass the subject.

The exam covers the entire course content and is the same for all students. It includes questions on concepts related to economics, culture and business in East Asia.

The final examination takes place on the date set by the Academic Council. Given the characteristics of the subject, it is not possible to sit the examination on a date different from the official date.


Repeat assessment

Students who fail the subject are eligible to repeat assessment, regardless of the assessment procedure they follow. The repeat assessment examination, which is held on the date set by the Academic Council, covers the entire course content and is the same for all students. The exam includes questions on concepts related to economics, culture and business in East Asia.

Note that for repeat assessment the mark obtained in this examination is the final grade for the subject. Therefore, a minimum mark of 5 out of 10 must be obtained to pass the subject.

 

 

Reading and study resources

Consulteu la disponibilitat a CERCABIB

Book

ANDRESSEN, Curtis. A short history of Japan: From Samurai to Sony. OSBORNE, Milton (editor). Crows Nest NSW:  Allen & Unwin, 2002

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

NAUGTHON, Barry. The Chinese Economy. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2018

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

FLATH, David. The Japanese economy. 3th. New York : Oxford University Press, 2014

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

MADISSON, Angus. Chinese economic performance in the long run. 2nd. Paris : OECD. Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2007

Disponible al CUCC  Enllaç

PELEGRÍN SOLÉ, Àngels; JENSANA TANEHASHI, Amadeu. Economía del Japón. Barcelona : UOC, 2011

Catāleg UB  Enllaç

Routledge handbook of the chinese economy. Edited by Gregory C. Chow and Dwight H. Perkins. Oxon : Routledge, 2015

Versiķ en línia (2015)  Enllaç

Article

PELEGRÍN SOLÉ, Àngels. Japan: before and after the 11th of March. Notes Internacionals CIDOB, 2011, núm. 41, p.1-5.

Electronic text

OHNO, Kecnichi. The Economic Development of Japan The Path Traveled by Japan as a Developing Country. Tokyo: GRIPS Development Forum, 2006 

Recurs electrōnic extern  Enllaç