- Total units 48 Units
- Major code ASIA-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
With Asia’s influence on Australia and the world ever increasing, you will be a graduate of “the Asian Century” no matter what you study. By including an Asian Studies major in your degree you can graduate into this new global environment with a strong grounding in Asian studies, capitalising on the career opportunities this century brings. An Asian Studies major will equip you with knowledge of the region’s history, culture, and politics. It will also give you an understanding of Asia’s place in the world. Asian studies welcomes a wide variety of approaches, research methods and objects of study, and it also critically examines the underlying assumptions, implicit values, and often unintended consequences of the use of different disciplinary approaches.
Having completed this major, students will be able to:
1. Identify the processes by which knowledge about Asia has been produced, circulated and applied.
2. Analyse major trends in Asia within regional and global comparative frameworks.
3. Understand the theoretical frameworks and research techniques in humanities and social science literatures relevant to the study of Asia.
4. Evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to problems, including through independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods.
5. Communicate and debate both orally and in writing, and work with others, using a variety of media.
6. Continue learning about Asia; from Asia; and with Asia.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change
|Asia and the Pacific in Motion
36 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Vietnam Field School
|Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia
|Archaeology of Southeast Asia
|History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past
|Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation
|Contemporary Asian Art
|Language in Asia
|The Mongol Empire in World History
|The Politics of China
|History of Modern China
|Politics and Society in Contemporary Korea
|Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts
|Comparative Politics (Asia Pacific)
|Democracy in Southeast Asia
|Popular Culture in East Asia
|Southeast Asian Landscapes of Power
|Southeast Asia in World History
|Introduction to Asian Religions
|Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific
|India in the Age of Asian Empires: South Asian History to 1757
|The Making of South Asia
|Truth and Falsity in Indian History and Politics
|Foundations of Chinese Culture
|Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development
|Indonesia: Culture, Media and Everyday Life
|Readings in Asian Societies and Histories
|Southeast Asian Frontiers: Thailand and Burma/Myanmar
|Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century
|International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
|Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
|Contemporary Chinese Society
|International Security issues in the Asia Pacific
|Internal security issues in the Asia-Pacific
|The Investigative Historian in Asia