Assessment by Module

General Procedures

SEAS modules are assessed through a variety of elements including essays, seminar work and exams. Some modules are assessed entirely through an exam at the end of the semester, others combine methods of assessment. Module Outlines should clearly state the method(s) of assessment; if you are unsure about how a module is assessed, you should consult with the relevant Module Organiser.

Principles of Assessment

The University's Learning and Teaching Strategy sets out principles to promote assessment that is fair, valid and reliable. In addition, institution-wide assessment criteria are defined at every level of progression through programmes of study. Full details are available from the University website.

Assessment Criteria by Level

The University has also adopted the institution-wide assessment criteria set out below, which form the framework within which individual departments are expected to publish both Level and task-specific assessment criteria for each major assessment type.

The institution-wide criteria have been structured in such a way as to indicate a student’s intellectual progression and development at each stage of the learning experience. The levels referred to below relate to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Higher Education Qualifications Framework and broadly equate to the corresponding levels of an undergraduate degree programme as follows:

Certificate Level (C) = Level 1 F4
Intermediate Level (I) = Level 2 F5
Honours Level (H) = Level 3 F6
(Masters Level (M) = Level 4 — Not applicable to SEAS degrees)

Full details are available from the University website.

Studies Module

Level 1
Module Assessment
EAS103 The History of Korea Essay 50%, Literature Search 20%, Blog 30%
EAS110 East Asian Cinema Essay 50%, Group Presentation 25%, Film Ananlysis 25%
EAS129 Gender in East Asia Essay 1 20%, Essay 2 50%, Exam 30%
EAS133 Chinese Economic Development Literature Review 30%, Essay 70%
EAS134 Japanese Literature Essay 80%, Attendance and Seminar Participation 20%
EAS135 Contemporary Chinese Politics Annotated Bibliography 30%, Essay 70%
EAS137 Japanese Politics Essay 1 35%, Essay 2 65%
EAS138 Japanese History Essay 80%, Group Presentation 20%
EAS139 Languages and Writing Systems of East Asia Essay 40%, Exam 50%, Language Test 10%
EAS142 Environment and Society in East Asia Mid-Term Essay Introduction and Bibliography 10%, Essay 90%
EAS144 Japan's Economy and Management Exam 80%, Attendance and Seminar Participation 20%
EAS160 Modern Chinese History Skills Portfolio 20%,  Essay 80%
EAS168 Chinese Culture and Society Presentation 20%, Essay 80%

Level 2
Module Assessment
EAS205 Contemporary Japanese Society Essay 60%, Exam 40%
EAS206 Contemporary Korean Society Essay 40%, Exam 40%, Presentation 20%
EAS223 China 1914-78: Revolution and Modernity Seminar Blog 20%, Article Critique 30%, Exam 50%
EAS232 Evolution of the Japanese Language Annotated Translation 1 40%, Annotated Translation 2 60%
EAS236 Postwar Japanese Politics Group Presentation 20%, Exam 80%
EAS242 International Relations in East Asia Essay 50%, Exam 50%
EAS243 East Asian Popular Culture Essay 40%, Portfolio 60%
EAS247 Contemporary Chinese Business and Management Presentation 20%, Essay 40%, Exam 40%
EAS248 Cities and Urbanisation in China Essay 50%, Exam 50%
EAS250 Modern Japanese History Essay 50%, Exam 40%, In-class Activity 10%
EAS254 Understanding Contemporary North Korea Seminar participation 20%, Book review 40%, Essay 40%

Level 3
Module Assessment
EAS321 Japan in the World Exam 60%, Essay 40%
EAS329 Population and Environment in China Essay 50%, Exam 50%
EAS345 The Contemporary Japanese Novel Seminar contribution 20%, Essay 40%, Exam 40%
EAS350 Buisness and Management in Contemporary Korea Exam 50%, Essay 30%, Presentation 20%
EAS353 Contemporary Chinese Society Seminar Blog 10%, Online Article 10%, Exam 80%
EAS356 War and Peace in East Asia Essay 50%, Presentation 20%, Exam 30%
EAS359 Work and Society in Japan Group Presentation 20%, Exam 80%
EAS360 Literature and Culture in Modern China Essay 1 30%, Essay 2 30%, Exam 40%
EAS364 Japanese Popular Culture Essay Portfolio 40%, Exam 60%
EAS365 Two Koreas and Their Neighbours Presentation 10%, Essay 45%, Exam 45%
EAS368 Memory and History in East Asia Three Blog Posts 20%, Essay 50%, Exam 30%
EAS369 Contemporary Issues in East Asia Presentation 20%, Exam 80%
EAS370 China's Rise: Domestic Transformation, Global Expansion Book Review 30%, Oral Presentation 20%, Essay 50%
EAS371 Korean Cinema Essay 50%, Exam 50%
EAS377 Law and Business in China Attendance and Participation 10%, Essay 45%, Exam 45%

Non-Specialist Language Modules

Level 1
Module Assessment
EAS107 Japanese for Non-Specialists 1 Continuous Assessment 50%, Final Exam 50%
EAS108 Japanese for Non-Specialists 2 Continuous Assessment 50%, Final Exam 50%
EAS118 Chinese for Non-Specialists 1 Coursework 30%, Final Exam 70%
EAS119 Chinese for Non-Specialists 2 Coursework 30%, Final Exam 70%
EAS171 Korean for Non-Specialists 1 Mid-Term Exam 30%, Final Exam 70%
EAS172 Korean for Non-Specialists 2 Mid-Term Exam 30%, Final Exam 70%

Level 2
Module Assessment
EAS211 Japanese for Non-Specialists III Continuous Assessment 50%, Final Exam 50%
EAS212 Japanese for Non-Specialists IV Continuous Assessment 50%, Final Exam 50%
EAS216 Chinese for Non-Specialists III Coursework 30%, Final Exam 70%
EAS217 Chinese for Non-Specialists IV Coursework 30%, Final Exam 70%

Level 3
Module Assessment
EAS351 Japanese for Non-Specialists V Continuous Assessment 50%, Final Exam 50%
EAS352 Japanese for Non-Specialists VI Continuous Assessment 50%, Final Exam 50%

For detailed information on module assessment and the method of assessment for specialist language modules, please refer to the module outlines available on MOLE.