• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Cultural Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This is a 'special topics' course that covers emerging issues and provides an opportunity for students to learn about events, places, peoples and forms of knowledge in Asia, ranging from the local to the global. Topics may focus on particular societies and states, localities, or trans-regional issues. Many of these topics will build on the concepts and methodological tools presented in discipline courses, and give an in-depth understanding of how they are applied, and critiqued, in specific contexts.
Information on each topic offered in this shell course will be outlined in the 'Other Information' section each year, including the topic title, the topic convener, the session it will be offered in, and an indication of workload.

Learning Outcomes

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


Due to the individual nature of this course it is not possible to provide an exclusive list of learning outcomes. However, the following is an indicative list of possible outcomes. it is expected that on successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. identify issues of interest in the field under consideration;
2. discuss these issues coherently and persuasively;
3. assess arguments made in the field;
4. explain the complex attitudes people have to these issues;
5. analyse and compare relevant data;
6. collaborate with other students and staff to select and combine materials for a case study;
7. research, present and justify the results of your collaboration with other students and staff with respect to the case studies;
8. reflect on and articulate how your own views on the field have developed over the course of the semester

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will differ from topic to topic and will be detailed in the course outline. 

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Students are expected to complete 130 hours of work including both class contact hours and independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

This course is incompatible with ASIA2112 Special Topics in Asia and the Pacific; students will require a permission code to enrol in this course. This course is also incompatible with ASIA8028

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Reading materials will be available on Wattle. 

Areas of Interest

  • Asian Languages
  • Cultural Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies


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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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