- Code ASIA8020
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Roald Maliangkaij
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course provides students with an advanced understanding of the key national and transnational issues in the Asia-Pacific. Teaching is research-led and delivered by a team of specialists including historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and legal experts from across the College of Asia and the Pacific and the ANU. Drawing on deep regional and conceptual expertise, weekly seminars explore Asia-Pacific challenges using different disciplinary approaches to the nation-state as a unit of analysis.
Course themes include sovereignty, nation-building, imperialism and anti-colonialism, nationalism, identities, cultures and ethnicity. Case studies used to illustrate key issues may include Thailand, Indonesia, India, Korea, China and the Pacific. Transnational challenges, including maritime disputes in the South China Sea, natural disasters and epidemics in the Asia-Pacific and popular culture in Indonesia and Korea are also presented.
Graduate students are re-introduced to the academic environment and to the advanced skills necessary for the investigation, critical analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and communication of complex information. Graduate students plan, research and execute an individual research project related to course themes. Weekly classes offer an interactive learning environment that fosters a spirit of inquiry and reinforces intellectual standards, clarity and critical thinking.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course students should have the skills and knowledge to:1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of key national and transnational issues in the Asia-Pacific
2. Critically evaluate, synthesise and construct evidence-based arguments, integrating theoretical frameworks
3. Communicate arguments and findings effectively, both orally and in writing
Indicative AssessmentResearch essay 50%
Critical analysis 15%
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- one 3-hour seminar per week
- 5-6 hours of pre-class reading or other preparation
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