RECONSTRUCTING COMMUNITIES: INSIGHTS FROM THE BALKANS
2018/2019, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (College of Alice & Peter Tan)
Modular Credits: 4
UTC14% or UTW1001% Priority will be given to UTCP students resident in CAPT, who need to take a senior seminar to complete UTCP
Dr Alberto and I have revised the module outline- which I will upload to IVLE. Meanwhile, please take note of the deadline below so that you can plan your work; most of it needs to be completed before the study trip itself.
best wishes and see you in class on Wed!
- Reflections (individual) 10%
- Class presentation (group) 20%
- Photo reflection essay (individual). 30%
- Field project (group) 20%
- Class Participation (individual) 20%
(i) Reflections (individual)
Students will select and write two critical responses to
guest speaker/reading/visit in the light of assigned readings (300-400 words each)
- First reflections are due 2 weeks after the guest speaker (first guest on Week 7 (Wed 6 March 2019), hence
- Second Reflection should be submitted by the end of Week 12.
& 10 Apr
(ii) Class presentation (group of 4-5)
Students will prepare a 15 minute presentation on a topic/article with visual aids which may be presented to the guests in Singapore, or students in Bosnia/Serbia
Possible themes: “Managing ethnicity in Bosnia and Singapore” / “Remembering past conflicts: Memory and Amnesia in Singapore’s history” / “Divides in Singapore society”, etc
(iii) Photo reflection essay (individual)
Students will select a photograph they have taken on the trip to guide their reflection in their essay (2500 words) on insights gained: understanding of community development, comparison between ex-Yugoslavia and Singapore, personal growth.
Submit within 2 weeks of return from STEER, by 15 June (ST Week 5)
Sat 15 June
(iv) Field project (group of 4-5)
Students will work in a group to prepare a short digital story (3-4 minutes) or blog, based on their field research about an individual, organisation or issue encountered during the trip. To complete by 10 June.
(v) Class Participation
Students will be assessed according to their commitment to the course as reflected in their attendance, blog entries, execution of IC role during the trip, and participation in class & field visits.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week