- Code ASIA1025
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- AsPr Thomas Dubois
- Dr Robert Cribb
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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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.
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.
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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Two lectures and one tutorial per week
All readings will be available on-line
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Offerings and Dates
|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|