• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code ASIA-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Proudly interdisciplinary and interregional, in this major we train our students to adapt to changes in Australian society and develop links with the cultures and societies of the Asian region through the study of the historical, cultural, social and political structures that have shaped the region. With a major in Asian Studies you will acquire an in-depth contextual knowledge of the region and the ability to apply interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the issues confronting the region, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change 6
ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion 6
ASIA3029 Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia 6

30 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2009 The Making of Modern Japan: From Samurai to Economic Superpower and Beyond 6
ASIA2040 The Making of Modern Korea 6
ASIA2271 The Making of South Asia 6
ASIA2037 History of Modern China 6
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development 6
ASIA2017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia 6
ASIA2041 Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments 6
ASIA2307 History of Empire in Asia 6
ASIA2301 Human Migration and Expansion in the Rise of the Asia-Pacific 6
ASIA2065 Asian Politics: From Concepts to Causes 6
ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives 6
ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives 6
ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific 6
INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific 6
ASIA2001 Language in Asia and the Pacific 6
ASIA2103 Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) 6
ASIA2067 Economies of Emerging Asia 6
STST2001 International Security issues in the Asia Pacific 6
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