Full Title:Intercultural Studies 5 (Asia)
Module Code:BUSS B7025
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Recognise on one hand the similarities and differences between European and Asian countries and on the other hand between the different Asian countries
  2. research and discuss history, cultural values, political systems and economy of Asian countries
  3. Analyse traditional and contemporary Asian values
  4. Examine the causes and consequences of Asia as a leading economical and political partner

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Geography, Population trends, People and ethnicity, Economics and natural resources,
History and Politics
Government and political systems, Modern history – (20th century), Links between politics, business and people
Identity, Key Concepts and Values; Belief systems; working practices
Current issues
Economic and Social Development; International relations
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Presentation Group presentation analysing a significant cultural aspect of the region 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Essay Evaluation of a significant culture of the region and comparison with Irish culture 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Identification and discussion of topics developed in lectures 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In class contact / Guest lecturers 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading Readings as directed by the lecturer 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study Self Directed Learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Bryan Starr, J 2001, Understanding China, A guide to China’s economy,history and politics, Longitude
  • Craig Storti 2007, Speaking of India, Intercultural press Boston
  • K. Adeney, R. Wyatt 2010, Contemporary India, Palgrave Macmillan
  • John McKay, Contemporary Asia, Palgrave Macmillan
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Howe, C 1996, China and Japan : History, trends and prospects, O.U.P
  • Gittings, J 2005, The changing face of China : From Mao to market, Oxford University Press
  • Fallows, J 1994, Looking at the sun: The rise of the new East Asian economic and political system., Pantheon Books
  • Morton, W & Scott, O, Japan : History and Culture, Longitude [ISBN: 0-07-141-280-8]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • The Economist
  • The Irish Times
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Le Monde Diplomatique (English ed.)
  • National Geographic
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BDMCP_7 BA in Digital Marketing, Communication and Public Relations 5 Elective