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Module Code: INR301
Module Title: International Relations Semester of International Experience
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 15.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
As part of their Final Year Project, each student chooses to go and live and study in one specific country for a semester on a program approved by XJTLU. The Semester of International Experience is an essential part of the degree program designed to provide students with both lived experience of the country and culture they are studying, and to help prepare for their Final Year Project which will focus on that country.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should be able to:

A. Understand and explain the development and characteristics of another society and culture

B. Understand and analyse China’s relations with their country of specialisation

C. Be informed about reactions to China in their country of specialisation

D. Develop an understanding of the worldview of the country in which they spend their period of International Experience

E. Develop cross-cultural interpersonal skills

F. Develop skills in writing academic reports and briefs
Method of teaching and learning 
Students will spend a semester of study at a university and on a program nominated by XJTLU.

Choice of university and country will be determined by the student’s agreed Final Year Project focus.

During this semester they will be required to attend and participate in the equivalent of four XJTLU modules, all approved in advance by XJTLU related to their subject of study.

They will be required to complete all formative assignments of the host institutions’ modules/classes on a pass/fail basis and are required to pass.

Instead of summative assessments they will be required to write three final essays and produce a reflective report on their international experience.

These summative assessments will be the marks used to calculate student performance for the Semester of International Experience.

During the Semester of International Experience, students will attend an XJTLU partner university to attend classes and receive supervision (and less formal assistance) related to the subject of study of their Final Year Project.

Choice of university and modules will be approved in advance through discussion with and approval by XJTLU.

Students are required to complete all formative assignments alongside host institution students.

Final summative assignments will be replaced by four major pieces of writing, assessed by XJTLU staff:

1. A report on the city and the country in which they are based, analyzing its socio-economic dynamics, culture, and politics;

2. An essay on relations between the country in which they are based and China;

3. A report on the worldview of the country in which they are based;

4. A reflective essay on their personal experience during the semester of International Experience.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 96  48        456  600 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay Of 2000 Words 25.00
2 Report Of 2000 Words 25.00
3 Essay Of 2000 Words 25.00
4 Report Of 2000 Words 25.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/16/2019 8:40:26 AM