- Class Number 6774
- Term Code 2950
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Jack Fenner
- Prof Li Narangoa
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/06/2019
- Class End Date 09/08/2019
- Census Date 05/07/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 05/07/2019
Mongolia has deep historical memory and cultural tradition but today’s Mongolia presents a new face to the international community as a successful post-Soviet democracy and as one of the world’s largest commodity exporters. Mining has boosted the national economy but at heavy sacrifice to ecology and indigenous communities; water and air pollution and encroachment on pasture lands creates health and safety hazards for people and livestock through burning coal and creation of extraction infrastructure. Over two weeks of field study, students will witness firsthand the challenges that face modern Mongolia through in-class lectures, interaction with local community and industry stakeholders, visits to sites of historical and cultural value as well as mining sites. Themes include environment, energy, heritage, community health and infrastructure, as students investigate through an analytical essay the true cost of economic growth on the cultural, natural and historic fabric of Mongolia – a nation caught between globalisation and tradition.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- 1) describe the current challenges of Mongolia from a historical perspective
- 2) discuss the tension between traditional nomadic culture and sedentary industrial development
- 3) comprehend the historical, economic and political underpinnings of Mongolia's domestic politics, national identity and national security
- 4) better analyse situations based on empirical data
- 5) demonstrate the ability to communicate cross-cultural analysis effectively
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||4 June: Pre-fieldwork briefing and visit to Mongolian Embassy|
|2||28 June: Literature Review Stage 1 Submission||Assessment Task 1|
|3||29 June: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar|
|4||30 June - 8 July: Course activities in Ulaanbaatar, including day trips to nearby locations.|
|5||9 - 11 July: Travel to ger camp near Harahorin, course activities in Harahorin, and return to Ulaanbaatar|
|6||12 July: End of in-country portion of course||Assessment Task 3|
|7||22 July: Literature Review Stage 2 Submission||Assessment Task 2|
|8||9 August: Analytical Essay Submission||Assessment Task 4|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Literature Review Stage 1||5 %||28/06/2019||16/07/2019||2, 3, 4|
|Literature Review Stage 2||10 %||22/07/2019||01/08/2019||2, 3, 4|
|Reflective report/Blog Posting||25 %||12/07/2019||01/08/2019||2, 3, 4|
|Analytical Essay||60 %||09/08/2019||06/09/2019||1, 2, 3, 5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Literature Review Stage 1
Identify a topic relevant to the course and submit a topic description and an annotated source list of five to eight references related to that topic.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Literature Review Stage 2
Write a literature review of 1000 words on your chosen topic.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Reflective report/Blog Posting
Post reflective reports or responses to an online discussion area during the in-country portion of the course. Information on the number, form, content and scheduling of the posts will be determined through discussion at the start of the course. May include an in-country, offline report or group activity if specified at the beginning of the course. The instructors reserve the right to incorporate an assessment of student participation during the in-country portion of the trip into the marks for this assessment.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5
Write an analytical essay on a chosen topic related to Mongolian environment, economy or empire. 3000-3500 words.
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