• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code NAST-MIN
Northeast Asian Studies Minor

Description

Northeast Asia is a region of enormous political, economic, and cultural significance. Containing the world's second and third largest economies this dynamic region is in the midst of minor transformations. As political, economic, and cultural developments in Northeast Asia have global implications, an understanding of the history of this region is of vital importance. Northeast Asian Studies offers a suite of courses covering the politics, histories, cultures, and societies of China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia and the Russian Far East. A Northeast Asian Studies minor provides students with a solid foundation upon which to develop both general and specialist interests in a region of vital significance to Australia and the world.

The Northeast Asian studies minor is designed to complement the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese language minors and the Mongolian and Russian language minors, though knowledge of these languages is not required for courses in the Northeast Asian studies minor.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain historical and current events and developments that have shaped Northeast Asia,
2. Identify the contemporary socio-cultural and political systems of Northeast Asia,
3. Understand current debates relating to regional cooperation and unity in the context of tensions in traditions,
4. Explain the global significance of events and developments in Northeast Asia, 
5. Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches through which current knowledge about Northeast Asia Studies has developed.  

 

Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive    list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major,    whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of    courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

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Requirements

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA3033 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society 6
ASIA3040 Literary and Cultural Discourse in Modern Japan 6
ASIA2031 Japanese Politics 6
ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts 6
ASIA2009 The Making of Modern Japan: From Samurai to Economic Superpower and Beyond 6
ASIA3011 Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan 6
ASIA3027 Issues in Japanese Policy in their global context 6
ASIA2040 The Making of Modern Korea 6
ASIA3031 Creative Industries in Korea 6
ASIA2006 Gender in Korean History 6
ASIA2096 North Korea: History, Culture, Politics 6
WARS2003 The Korean War 6
ASIA3051 Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia 6
ASIA2049 Politics and Society in Contemporary Korea 6
ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia 6
ASIA2016 The Mongol Empire in World History 6
ASIA2037 History of Modern China 6
ASIA2044 Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800) 6
ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture 6
ASIA2203 Archaeology of China 6
ASIA2026 The Politics of China 6
ASIA2003 Chinese Literature 6
ASIA2014 China Now: Discourse, Media and Culture 6
ASIA3034 The Contemporary Chinese World 6
INTR2020 (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula 6
INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy 6
INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
POLS2069 Politics in Russia 6
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