- Total units 24 Units
- Minor code ASIA-MIN
- 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 minor in your degree you can graduate into this new global environment with a foundation in Asian studies, capitalising on the career opportunities this century brings. An Asian Studies minor will provide you with an introduction to 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 minor, students will be able to:
1. Identify some of the important processes by which knowledge about Asia has been produced, circulated and applied.
2. Analyse some of the major trends in Asia within regional and global comparative frameworks.
3. Understand some of 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.
12 units of the following compulsory courses:
ASIA1025 Culture and Society in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA1030 The Modern Transformation of Asia and the Pacific
12 units of courses from the following lists:
ARCH3024 The Archaeology of Buddhism
ARTV2053 Contemporary Asian Art
ASIA2001 Language in Asia
ASIA2045 Lies, Conspiracy and Propaganda
ASIA2065 Comparative Politics
ASIA3012 Readings in Asian Societies and Histories
ASIA2093 Natural Resource Conflict in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA2086 Introduction to Asian Religions
INTR2010 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
INTR2024 Nuclear Politics in Asia
STST2001 International Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific
STST2002 Internal Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific
China, Japan and Korea
ASIA2016 Mongol Empire
ASIA2026 The Politics of China
ASIA2031 Japanese Politics
ASIA2037 Histories of Modern China
ASIA2049 Politics and Society in Contemporary Korea
ASIA2058 Modern Japanese Culture
ASIA2071 Other Chinas
ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia
ASIA2366 Culture and Traditions: Foundations of Chinese Studies
ASIA3021 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century
SOCY2061 Contemporary Chinese Society
ASIA2270 Gods, Kings and Rebels: Indian History to 1857
ASIA2271 The Making of India: 1857 to Present
ASIA2272 Truth and Falsity in Indian History and Politics
ASIA2273 Revolutions, Rebellions and Reforms: Histories of Resistance in India
ANTH2135 Vietnam Field School
ANTH3014 South East Asian Field School: Contemporary Change in South East Asia
ARCH2050 Archaeology of Southeast Asia
ARTH2056 Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia
ASIA2070 Democracy in Southeast Asia
ASIA2082 Southeast Asian Landscapes of Power
ASIA2085 Introduction to South East Asian History
ASIA2108 Popular Cultures in Indonesia
ASIA2517 Indonesia: Culture, Media and Everyday Life
ASIA2156 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development
ASIA3014 Southeast Asian Frontiers: Thailand and Myanmar
GEND2031 Cinema in South East Asia: Genre and Cultural Identities