POLS211-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

China from Mao to Now

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

This course will provide an introduction to the domestic politics and foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan (Republic of China).

China has a crucial role in the international political order. This course will provide an introduction to the domestic politics and foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and that of Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC).

Learning Outcomes

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of, among other topics: the Chinese political system; the role of the Chinese Communist Party in Chinese society, especially its impact on media, ideology, and culture; China's political economy and its global impact; China's evolving foreign policy; Taiwan's democratic development and struggle for international space; and New Zealand-China relations and how New Zealand is responding to China's growing power and influence.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Pre-requisites

Any 15 points at 100 level from POLS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or
LAWS, GEOG, or
the Schedule V of the BCom.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 - (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
Ernest Rutherford 141 (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Ernest Rutherford 141 (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Anne-Marie Brady

Assessment

Method and Weighting of Assessment:

• 60% Two 1500 word essays
• 40% Exam

ASSESSMENT DUE DATES:

• First essay due: Friday, 4 pm, 3 April 2020
• Second essay due: Friday, 4 pm, 15 May 2020

Textbooks / Resources

This text is available for sale at the University Book Shop; it is also in the 3-day loan section of the library. There is also a required packet of reading materials for the course which students can access on the POLS211 Learn page. Students will be expected to have read the designated reading before coming to class.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All POLS211 Occurrences

  • POLS211-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020