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Course peculiarity: Multidisciplinary Credits: 3 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) free elective credits to Complutense Undergrads
Course Dates: Spring semester: Mondays Feb19-May28 (6-8 pm) 2018
CourseLocation: Sala de Juntas/Salón de Grados, Faculty of Philology, Complutense University Madrid, Spain. Metro: Universidad (line 6)
Course director: Asunción López-Varela (Complutense Madrid) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Course Description: The course provides opportunities to increase the knowledge of Asia in Spain and Europe. It will strengthen cultural relations, enhancing education and opening up political and economic avenues of cooperation. In the course, international scholars introduce Asia-related subjects in the Spanish university. The course also opens avenues for cooperation with the European Union in order to stimulate academic mobility (i.e. Eramus+ programs) between world regions, increase interaction between scholars drawing on high-level international expertise, and encourage a more profound mutual understanding between the two continents.
Specific aim of the course: The course focuses on cultural signifying actions across national, international and transnational borders. Lectures explore the complex multidimensional patterns present in culture, and suggest that global identity is the result of a dialogue performed by means of semiotic exchanges present in the exchange of cultural products across world regions. The One Asia Foundation will offer scholarships to the best students.
Course Objectives: The course introduces students to core topics in relation to Asian communities and encourages the establishment of central areas of research and expertise on Asia, to the benefit of the institutes' national research environments and the European community at large. It also encourages closer scholarly contacts between Asian countries and Europe. The course
Course Organization: This multidisciplinary program runs as an intensive course during Complutense Spring Semester (27 Feb. – 29May) at the Faculty of Philology Complutense University Madrid. Evaluation includes conditions for attendance and participation as well a practical project. Lectures are grouped around particular core topics which include:
All participartes (students and visiting professors) are awarded a certificate from the One Asia Foundation and Fundación Universidad Complutense.
All materials for the course are provided to participant students. Evaluation is based on class attendance and participation as well as a practical project/exam