General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Water Management Of The Far East Countries
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Leszek Sobkowiak
Lecturer's email lesob@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 15
ECTS 3
USOS code 07-WM-AMU-PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is:

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge on geography of East Asia at the middle-school level.

Syllabus

LEARNING MODULE DESCRIPTION (SYLLABUS)

  1. General information
  2. Module title

Water management of the Far East countries

  1. Module code

07-WM-AMU-PIE

  1. Module type – compulsory or optional

Optional

  1. Programme title

Geography

  1. Cycle of studies (1st or 2nd cycle of studies or full master’s programme)

1st and 2nd cycle of studies/full master’s programme

  1. Year of studies (where relevant)

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  1. Terms in which taught (summer/winter term)

spring term

  1. Type of classes and the number of contact hours (e.g. lectures: 15 hours; practical classes: 30 hours)

Lectures: 9 hours, practical classes: 6 hours

  1. Number of ECTS credits

3

  1. Name, surname, academic degree/title of the module lecturer/other teaching staff

Prof. UAM dr hab. Leszek Sobkowiak, Assistant Professor; lesob@amu.edu.pl

  1. Language of classes

English

 

  1. Detailed information
  2. Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is:

 

  1. Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge on geography of East Asia at the middle-school level

 

  1. Module learning outcomes in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences and their reference to programme learning outcomes

Learning outcomes symbol*

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

Reference to programme learning outcomes#

WM_01

have an in-depth understanding of factors and processes shaping the conditions of water circulation in East Asia, with special attention paid to the impact of human activities

K_W01, K_W02, K_W07

WM_02

understand the critical importance of water management in the development of the civilization and culture of the Far East countries

K_W01, K_W07

WM_03

be able to determine the scale and extent of anthropogenic factors influencing the conditions of the water cycle and affecting the quality of surface water and ground water in that area

K_U03

WM_04

be able to identify the links between water management and other areas of socio-economic and political development in that part of the world

K_W08

WM_05

know the current problems of water management in the Far East

K_W09

WM_06

be able to identify and characterize areas facing serious problems in water management in Chin, N Korea, S Korea, Taiwan and Japan

K_U02, K_U03, K_U05

WM_07

understand the crucial role of rational water resources management in the period of dynamic socio-economic development of the Far East countries, especially China

K_W16, K_W17

WM_08

know the legal and institutional basis for water management in East Asia

K_W18

 

* module code, e.g. KHT_01 (KHT – module code in USOS; stands for Polish “Kataliza Heterogeniczna” /Heterogeneous Catalysis/ )

# programme learning outcomes (e.g. K_W01, K_U01, … ); first K stands for  programme title symbol in Polish, W for “wiedza” (knowledge) in Polish, U – for “umiejętności” (skills) in Polish, K – for “kompetencje społeczne” (social competences) in Polish

01, 02… - learning outcome number

 

  1. Learning content

Module title

Learning content symbol*

Learning content description

Reference to module learning outcomes  #

TK_01

Rational use of water as one of the basic conditions for development of civilization and culture over centuries – example of the Far East civilization

WM_01, WM_02, WM_03

TK_02

The growing role of water management in the socio-economic development of the Far East countries

WM_04, WM_06

TK_03

Selected problems of water management in China and Taiwan

WM_05, WM_06

TK_04

Selected problems of water management in N and S Korea

WM_05, WM_06

TK_05

Selected problems of water management in Japan

WM_05, WM_06

TK_06

Water resources management as a cause of conflicts at the national and regional scale; their consequences and possible solutions

WM_05, WM_06, WM_07

TK_07

Overview of selected legislative frameworks and institutions at the national and international issues dealing with water management in the Far East

WM_08

 

* e.g. TK_01, TK_02, … (TK stands for “treści kształcenia” /learning content/ in Polish)

# e.g. KHT_01 – module code as in Table in II.3

  1. Reading list
  2. Information on the use of blended-learning (if relevant)
  3. Information on where to find course materials

Available at the lecturer

 

  1. Reference of learning outcomes and learning content to teaching and learning methods and assessment methods

Module title

Symbol of module learning outcome*

Symbol of module learning content#

Methods of teaching and learning

Assessment methods of LO achievement&

WM_01

TK_01

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

WM_02

TK_01

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

WM_03

TK_01

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

WM_04

TK_02

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

WM_05

TK_03, TK_04, TK_05, TK_06, TK_07, TK_08, TK_09

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

WM_06

TK_02, TK_03, TK_04, TK_05, TK_06, TK_07, TK_08, TK_09

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

WM_07

TK_09

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

WM_08

TK_10

Lecture, practical class

Final written test

 

* e.g. KHT_01 – module code as in Table in II.3 and II.4

# e.g. TK_01 – learning content symbol as in II.4

& Please include both formative (F) and summative (S) assessment

It is advisable to include assessment tasks (questions).

  1. Student workload (ECTS credits)

Module title:

Activity types

Mean number of hours*  spent on each activity type

Contact hours with the teacher as specified in the programme

15

Independent study 1 – library-based work

10

Independent study 2 – exam preparation

5

Independent study n#

-

Total hours

30

Total ECTS credits for the module

3

 

 * Class hours – 1 hour means 45 minutes

#Independent study – examples of activity types: (1) preparation for classes, (2) data analysis, (3) library-based work, (4)writing a class report, (5) exam preparation, etc.

 

  1. Assessment criteria

Final written test (100%)

Syllabus:

Week 1

Lecture 1 (2 hours): Achievements of ancient water engineering in China.

Week 2

Lecture 2 (2 hours): Yellow River – cradle of Chinese civilization.

Week 3

Lecture 3 (2 hours): History of water management in Beijing.

Week 4

Lecture 4 + practical class (2 hours): Water management in selected regions of China – part 1.

Week 5

Lecture 5 + practical class (2 hours): Water management in selected regions of China – part 2.

Week 6

Lecture 6 + practical class (2 hours): Water management in North and South Korea.

Week 7

Lecture 7 + practical class (2 hours): Water management in Taiwan and Japan.

Week 8

Final written test (1 hour).

 

Reading list