- Class Number 7175
- Term Code 3060
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Jane Ferguson
- Dr Jane Ferguson
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 27/07/2020
- Class End Date 30/10/2020
- Census Date 31/08/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
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
Dr Jane Ferguson has done extensive ethnographic research in the Thai-Burma borderlands on issues of Shan ethnic insurgency, as well as about migrant workforces and statelessness. Other related topics include her work on global aviation and how globalization and borderlands intersect and are transgressed in complex ways.
Additional Course Costs
All course materials will be distributed on the Wattle site
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Discuss course outline and assessment; definitions.|
|2||SAME FOR WEEKS 2-9 Weekly lectures and discussions, including a range of guest lectures (TBC). Detailed information on schedule and readings will be shown on Wattle.|
|10||Presentations of final essay|
|11||Weekly lectures and discussions, including a range of guest lectures (TBC). Detailed information on schedule and readings will be shown on Wattle.|
|12||Final class will include general discussion of readings, lectures and student responses, and notes on final essay.||Deadline of final essay is that Friday 25 October (5 PM).|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation||15 %||03/08/2020||30/10/2020||1, 2, 3|
|Critical review of literature||15 %||03/08/2020||30/10/2019||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Presentation of final research essay||20 %||06/10/2020||16/10/2020||1, 2, 3|
|Research essay||50 %||27/10/2020||28/11/2020||1, 2, 3|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
See Wattle site for details
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Critical review of literature
See Wattle site for details
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Presentation of final research essay
On 6 or 13 October, students are expected to present on their final research project (essay). In their presentations, students should address the “what, “why” and “how” of their research project:
- What is their project about?
- Why are they undertaking it? (importance)
- How have you gone about it? (methodology and/or structure)
Assessment will be based on the structure (logical and clear delivery of information), content (quality of ideas and data), and quality (clarity and engagement).
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Essay must be approximately 3,750 words (excluding footnotes/bibliography): see Wattle site for further details.
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Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Southeast Asia Anthropology and History, Ethnic Conflict, Migration, Aviation, Unpopular Culture
Dr Jane Ferguson