JJ13123N-MPU3123- TITAS

Module Provider: International Study and Language Institute
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded: JJ13173N MPU3173- Pengajian Malaysia 3 or JJ13143N MPU3143- Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
Current from: 2022/3

Module Convenor: Ms Nur Amira Zureena Zulkurnain
Email: n.a.z.zulkurnain@reading.edu.my

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is delivered at University of Reading Malaysia only.

This module emphasises common understanding and mutual respect among the multicultural society in Malaysia by analysing the history of the cultures from around Asia.


  • To acknowledge unique aspects of some Asian cultures and civilizations in order to support mutual understanding.

  • To identify major concepts of Islamic and some Asian cultures.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, the students will be able to:

  • List some key facts about Islamic and Asian Civilisations

  • Understand the importance that Malaysia places on religion and culture.

  • Produce presentations, videos and/or reports to communicate a personal understanding of civilisations.

Additional outcomes:

The module also aims to encourage the development of students’ effectiveness in group situations, including producing video or report in a group. Students are also encouraged to develop their IT skills by use of computer resources.

Outline content:

Series of lectures covering the following main topics:

  • Malay civilization

  • Indian civilization

  • Chinese civilization

  • Civilization: Current issues and future challenges

Global context:

The module will only be delivered to Malaysians based at UoRM; lecturers will contextualise with both Malaysia and Asia history.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Lectures and tutorials with two contact hours per week (or four of being delivered intensively). The module might be delivered within Term 1, Term 2 or in the summer vacation (in an intensive form). Students are a mix of Parts 1-3, since they can complete the module at any time during their time as an undergraduate student.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 24
Tutorials 12
Project Supervision 4
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 23
    Exam revision/preparation 12
    Peer assisted learning 15
    Preparation for presentations 15
    Group study tasks 15
    Carry-out research project 15
Total hours by term 135 0 0
Total hours for module 135

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 40
Oral assessment and presentation 10
Class test administered by School 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The project is in the form of a video summarising one aspect of the content learnt, plus general engagement and attendance (as required by the Malaysian educational authorities).

The presentation is done in groups as a report of the research done to make the video.

The in-class test is 1 hour in the last week of term.

Formative assessment methods:

Individual feedback will be given on written assignments, including plans and drafts, and formal spoken presentations.

Penalties for late submission:

The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: https://www.reading.ac.uk/cqsd/-/media/project/functions/cqsd/documents/cqsd-old-site-documents/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A minimum mark of 40%. Percentage scores will be recorded for transcript purposes.

Reassessment arrangements:

None. This module is outside the scope of regular undergraduate assessment arrangements.

If a student fails an MPU module, they will be required to repeat it.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

1) Required text books: None

2) Specialist equipment or materials: None

3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear: None

4) Printing and binding: None

5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: None

6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: None

Last updated: 22 September 2022


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