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

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

  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 the completion of the following course(s):

ASIA1025 - Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change (6 units)

ASIA1030 - Asia and the Pacific in Motion (6 units)

ASIA3029 - Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia (6 units)

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

ASIA2001 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2516 - Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development (6 units)

ASIA2040 - The Making of Modern Korea (6 units)

ASIA2009 - The Making of Modern Japan: From Samurai to Economic Superpower and Beyond (6 units)

ASIA2017 - History of International Relations in Northeast Asia (6 units)

ASIA2041 - Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments (6 units)

ASIA2037 - History of Modern China (6 units)

ASIA2103 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) (6 units)

STST2001 - International Security issues in the Asia Pacific (6 units)

INTR2010 - International Relations in the Asia-Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2065 - Asian Politics: From Concepts to Causes (6 units)

ASIA2271 - The Making of South Asia (6 units)

ASIA2307 - History of Empire in Asia (6 units)

ASIA2301 - Human Migration and Expansion in the Rise of the Asia-Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2302 - Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives (6 units)

ASIA2304 - What is Literature? Asian Perspectives (6 units)

ASIA2311 - Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2067 - Economies of Emerging Asia (6 units)

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