- Code ASIA8021
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Jane Ferguson
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020.
Asia and the Pacific constitute one of the world's most exciting, vibrant and contested regions. Difficult twentieth-century histories have been, for the most part, left behind, as the region looks to a more integrated, prosperous and peaceful future. However, lingering animosities, persistent inequalities and injustices and unstable polities have the potential to generate regional and even global impacts. There are many ways and many entry points into the scholarly exploration of this complex and fascinating region. Through the broad lens of activism and social change, and with the assistance of key ANU experts, we will explore a range of disciplinary and case study perspectives to develop a better understanding of key institutions, issues, movements, and patterns of change in the modern Asia-Pacific. Lectures and readings provided by ANU experts will highlight relevant issues across Asia and the Pacific including case studies from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Lecturers will also offer insights into disciplinary and methodological approaches to analysing complex social science concepts. These may include rights, power, legitimacy, social control, social movements, economic patterns, gender, media, and the family.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate their expanded knowledge of the modern history of countries in the Asia-Pacific region
- Further demonstrate their ability to evaluate opinions, apply critical reasoning and construct effective arguments
- Communicate arguments and findings both orally and in writing and in accordance with academic standards
- Work interactively and reflectively in teams to deliver coherent group presentations
- Participation 15% (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3) (15) [LO null]
- Critical review of literature 15% (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3) (15) [LO null]
- Research project presentation 20% (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3) (20) [LO null]
- Research essay 50% (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3) (50) [LO null]
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The course meets for three hours a week for 12 weeks. Outside of the contact hours, two outside hours per contact hour for preparation and review would be common. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
Prescribed TextsReading materials will be available on Wattle.
Areas of Interest
- Non Language Asian Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Asian Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Asia-Pacific Studies
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