• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Thomas Dubois
    • Dr Robert Cribb
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

Society and Culture in Asia and the Pacific is the required introductory course for the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies. It is also suitable for students from other programs who would like to learn the basics of understanding the societies in Australia's neighbourhood. The course deals with the most important things you should know about Asia and the Pacific -- the way languages work, religion, history, social structure and the physical environment. The scope of the course is broad - we deal with China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Korea and Mongolia. Students successfully completing this course will be well on the way to possessing what is sometimes called 'Asia literacy', a valuable attribute in any career in the 21st century.

Learning Outcomes

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

Successful students will have made the first steps towards 'Asia-Pacific literacy'. That is, they will have a good grasp of the fundamental issues and themes shaping contemporary Asia-Pacific societies. They will have a good understanding of basic academic practice; they will approach sources critically; they will write persuasively but dispassionately; they will become aware of the theoretical standpoints adopted by others; and they will begin to reflect critically on their own standpoints.

Indicative Assessment

Critical review: 1200 words (10%); Critical bibliography: 1200 words (10%); Research essay 2000 words (25%); Final reflective piece 1500 words (25%).

Weekly discussion group questions (10%), Discussion group participation (10%) and weekly blog entries(2 entries per week - (10%)

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Workload

Two lectures and one tutorial per week

Prescribed Texts

All readings will be available on-line

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2781 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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