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Bachelor of Asian Studies

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

BAS
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • Language and Literature

An undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Watch our video to find out how this degree will prepare you for a successful career in the Asian Century.

With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual knowledge, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.

And if you love adventure, we offer you a variety of study opportunities in the region so you can experience Asia first hand. Plus we’ll provide you with funding to help get you there.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Employment Opportunities

In today’s globalised world success for business, government and international organisations depends heavily on strong relationships with Asia. This means that employers across the globe now actively recruit graduates who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the region.

From the “Kitchen Ninja” on TV to Human Rights Lawyer, the global skills our students develop  mean our graduates are found all over the world in exciting and challenging jobs across many fields including international relations or trade, development, government and policy, banking and finance, tourism, media, education, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, marketing and many other fields.





Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Engage with Asia linguistically and culturally as a basis for independent lifelong learning from Asia and with Asia.
  2. Use concepts and methods from the humanities and social sciences to develop, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about Asia, its regions, and its place in the world.
  3. Use engagement with Asia’s diversity as a basis for critically reflecting on concepts, methods and knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
  4. Communicate knowledge of Asia to diverse audiences using academic and applied styles, in both English and an Asian language.
  5. Exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems, individually and in groups.

Further Information

http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/students/undergrad/asian-studies#.VEBTAVcjOPU


Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Bonus Points

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$28,608.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Asian Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

12 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:

ASIA1025 Culture and Society in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA1030 Asia in Motion: Dynamics of Asian Societies

A minimum of 24 units from one of the following language subject areas:

ARAB Arabic

CHIN Chinese

FREN French

HIND Hindi

INDN Indonesian

JPNS Japanese

KORE Korean

SKRT Sanskrit

SPAN Spanish

THAI Thai

URDU Urdu

VIET Vietnamese

A minimum of 12 units from the completion of discipline courses from the following list:

ASIA2026 The Politics of China

ASIA2065 Comparative Politics (Asia Pacific)

ASIA2109 Politics of South Asia

ASIA2301 The Peopling of Asia & the Pacific

ASIA2302 Culture & Modernity in Asia

ASIA2303 Ethnography & Religion in Asia

ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives

ASIA2307 Empire in Asia

ASIA2308 Language & History in Asia & the Pacific

ASIA2310 Comparative Politics

ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development

INTR2010 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

STST2001 International Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific

STST2002 Internal Security

A minimum of 6 units from the completion of regional courses from the subject area ASIA at 1000, 2000 or 3000 level – Asian Studies or from the following list:

ARCH2050 Archaeology of Southeast Asia

ARTH2056 Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia

ARCH3024 In the footprints of Siddartha: The Archaeology of Buddhism

CHIN1012 Modern Chinese 1A: Spoken

CHIN1013 Modern Chinese 1B: Written

CHIN1202 Continuing Chinese - Chinese Extension

CHIN2022 Modern Chinese 2A: Spoken

CHIN2023 Modern Chinese 2B: Written

CHIN3022 Modern Chinese 5

CHIN3023 Modern Chinese 6

CHIN3024 Modern Chinese 7

CHIN3025 Modern Chinese 8

CHIN3035 Readings in Chinese History

CHIN3041 Case Studies in Translation: Chinese/English

CHIN3201 Cantonese A

CHIN3202 Cantonese B

CHIN3203 Cantonese C

CHIN3211 Advanced Readings in Chinese A

CHIN3212 Advanced Readings in Chinese B

CHIN3216 Chinese English Interpreting

ENVS2005 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School

ENVS2017 Vietnam Field School

GEND2031 Cinema in South East Asia: Genre and Cultural Identities

INTR2012 China's New Approaches to Asia Pacific Security

INTR2014 Indian Foreign & Security Policy

INTR2016 US Security Policy in Asia

INTR2018 Japan's Security Dilemmas

INTR2020 Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula

INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia

INTR2028 Southeast Asia - ASEAN & Regional Order

JPNS2024 Japanese Grammar and Expressions

JPNS3012 Teaching Japanese: Content

JPNS3023 Advanced Readings in Japanese History

JPNS3102 Debating Japan: Contemporary Intellectual Debates

KORE1020 Modern Korean 1

KORE1021 Modern Korean 2

KORE2521 Modern Korean 3

KORE2522 Modern Korean 4

KORE3012 Modern Korean 5

KORE3013 Modern Korean 6

LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language

LING2003 Introduction to Syntax

LING2005 Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction

LING2007 Morphology

LING2010 Phonetics: Sounds of the World's Languages - Later Year

LING2028 Japanese Linguistics

LING3012 Field Methods

LING3030 Austronesian languages

LING3031 Papuan Languages

LING3032 Advanced Forensic Linguistics

LING3013 Issues in Advanced Japanese Linguistics

LING6009 Field Methods

PASI2002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries

PASI2006 War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific

PASI3003 Oceanic Encounters: Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific

POLS2070 Politics in Central Asia

SKRT3002 Sanskrit 4A

SKRT3003 Sanskrit 4B

SOCY2022 Environmental Sociology and History

SOCY2061 Contemporary Chinese Society

STST2003 Securing Australia's Asia-Pacific Arch of Instability

STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century

TIBN1002 Tibetan 1A

TIBN1003 Tibetan 1B

6 units from the completion of 3000-level courses from the subject area ASIA – Asian Studies

12 units from the completion of courses from any courses or subject areas listed

72 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

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A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Watch our video to find out how this degree will prepare you for a successful career in the Asian Century.

With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual knowledge, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.

 And if you love adventure, we offer you a variety of study opportunities in the region so you can experience Asia first hand. Plus we'll provide you with funding to help get you there.


Single degree

Three years full time (144 units)
Four Courses per semester
A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
12 units of compulsory courses
24 units from the designated language core courses
12 units of discipline core courses
6 units of regional core courses
6 units of 3000 level ASIA coded courses
12 units of additional courses from any of the above mentioned lists
72 units of elective courses from the College of Asia and the Pacific and/or from another ANU College

Double degree

This degree requires 96 units
A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
12 units of compulsory courses
24 units from the designated language core courses
12 units of discipline core courses
6 units of regional core courses
6 units of 3000 level ASIA coded courses
12 units of additional courses from any of the above mentioned lists
24 units of elective courses from the College of Asia and the Pacific and/or from another ANU College

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ASIA1234.

You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester. You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year. You need to enrol in courses to meet the requirements of the program, including ASIA1025, ASIA1030, courses for the language requirement and electives. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree program.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

While you only need to enrol in courses to complete the requirements of your degree, you can use your core and compulsory courses to enrol in 1000-level courses for a major or minor. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for a major, and/or a minor or second major, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.

Electives

While you only need to enrol in courses to complete the requirements of your degree, you can use your elective courses to enrol in 1000-level courses for a major or minor. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for a major, and/or a minor or second major, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.
To find 1000-level courses, use the catalogue finder. Remember you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College at the University if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of Asian Studies program.

Study Options

Bachelor of Asian Studies Single Degree Study Plan

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ASIA1025 Culture and Society in Asia 6 units Language Course 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units
ASIA1030 Lives in Motion: The Politics of Culture and Everyday Experience in Postcolonial Asia 6 units Language Course 6 units Elective 6 units Elective 6 units

Bachelor of Asian Studies Double Degree Study Plan

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ASIA1025 Culture and Society in Asia 6 units Language Course 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units
ASIA1030 Lives in Motion: The Politics of Culture and Everyday Experience in Postcolonial Asia 6 units Language Course 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units Course from other Degree 6 units
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