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TL30RA: RESIDENCE ABROAD CORRESPONDENCE COURSE 1 (2023-2024)

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Course Overview

The course aims to encourage students to examine critically issues relating to the cultural, political, economic and social environment in which they are living during their period of residence abroad. This course will extend students’ cultural and linguistic awareness and provide them with an opportunity to conduct their own research.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Offshore Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zhu Zhu

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake independent work and present their findings in an appropriate form. They will be able to relate the knowledge acquired to other aspects of their degree programme. They will have enhanced their writing and analytical skills. They will have developed transferable skills of self-reliance, time management, resourcefulness, analysis and presentation.

This course will follow a distance-learning model. Whilst abroad, students will be able to contact the course coordinator by email or virtual meetings to discuss any queries they may have.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

A review of a book ,film or media presentation in the host cou

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 10 Feedback Weeks 12

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Feedback

An analytical review in English (500-700 words) of a book or film or media presentation originally published/released in the relevant foreign language in the host country; to be submitted in Week 10 of Aberdeen’s first half-session; 30%

Written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo enhance writing and analytical skills.
ConceptualApplyTo relate the knowledge acquired to other aspects of the degree programme.
FactualEvaluateTo demonstrate the ability to undertake independent work and present their findings in an appropriate form.
ReflectionUnderstandTo develop transferable skills of self-reliance, time management, resourcefulness, analysis and presentation.

Written discussion

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

A discussion in English (2000 words) of the potential translation challenges and strategies if the reviewed book/film/media presentation is to be translated into English; to be submitted in Week 12 of Aberdeen’s first half-session; 50%

Written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo enhance writing and analytical skills.
ConceptualApplyTo relate the knowledge acquired to other aspects of the degree programme.
FactualEvaluateTo demonstrate the ability to undertake independent work and present their findings in an appropriate form.
ReflectionUnderstandTo develop transferable skills of self-reliance, time management, resourcefulness, analysis and presentation.

Pre-recorded oral presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

A pre-recorded oral presentation (10 mins) in the relevant foreign language elaborating on any aspect discussed in the analytical review; to be submitted in Week 11 of Aberdeen’s first half-session; ­­­­­20%

 

Written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo enhance writing and analytical skills.
ConceptualApplyTo relate the knowledge acquired to other aspects of the degree programme.
FactualEvaluateTo demonstrate the ability to undertake independent work and present their findings in an appropriate form.
ReflectionUnderstandTo develop transferable skills of self-reliance, time management, resourcefulness, analysis and presentation.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseTo enhance writing and analytical skills.
ReflectionUnderstandTo develop transferable skills of self-reliance, time management, resourcefulness, analysis and presentation.
ConceptualApplyTo relate the knowledge acquired to other aspects of the degree programme.
FactualEvaluateTo demonstrate the ability to undertake independent work and present their findings in an appropriate form.

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