- Class Number 2850
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Ross Tapsell
- Dr Ross Tapsell
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
The ambitious Asia Programs of the Australian National University were initiated more than sixty years ago, partly to support the Australian Government's postwar national re-orientation toward Asia. The application of knowledge about Asia to Government's engagement with the region continues to fluctuate in importance and design, in this the so-called 'Asian century'. Australia's engagement with the region, it is also true to say, is not getting easier.
This course involves (a) a brief overview of the development of Australian Government policy toward the Asian region; and (b) an introduction to the practical work of a number of government and non-government organisations dealing with Asian issues and c) conceptual understanding and debates over what it means to 'engage Asia'. The course will be of particular interest to students intending to pursue a career in the Asian region, and will draw upon not only the strong academic expertise at ANU but also the expertise and experience of a range of Government departments and other 'Asia-bound' organisations based in Canberra.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Examine existing literature and theory regarding 'Asia literacy', and critically engage in the practical and theoretical paradigms that apply to Asian studies.
- Analyse political and social implications of Australian engagement with Asia over a historical period, by developing an understanding of the defining characteristics of Asia-Australia relations, and learn how the traditions and cultural roots of bygone years continue to influence cultural behaviour between Australia and Asia today.
- Examine the historical, social and cultural environments that produce elements of ‘Asian-ness’ and use this knowledge to develop their critical thinking.
- Demonstrate critical research skills and the ability to synthesise and critique existing scholarship.
- Display high level reading comprehension and writing skills, and presenting in the style of a professional environment.
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
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||What is the ‘Asian Century’ and what is Australia’s place in it?|
|2||Northern Contacts: Indigenous connections with Asia|
|3||Immigration policies and border control: themes over time.|
|4||The Australian media and Asia|
|5||Tourism, travel and Australians overseas in Asia|
|6||The education sector and debates over ‘Asia literacy’|
|7||Foreign policy (case study: the death penalty)|
|8||Aid and Development|
|9||Climate change, Australia and Asia|
|10||Emerging digital economies|
|11||Globalisation, consumption and cultural change in Asia|
|12||What does Asian engagement look like beyond 2020?|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation at seminar||10 %||01/07/2021||*||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Formal Presentation in-class||20 %||01/07/2021||*||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|10 x written analysis of topics online||30 %||01/07/2021||*||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|Final Research Essay||40 %||04/06/2021||02/07/2021||1,2,3,4,5,6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
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.
This course is run over the semester 1 period but through both online learning systems and through intensive seminars. The dates of the intensive seminars are below and it is live attendance is compulsory for their entire duration
Friday 12 March 5-8pm.
Saturday 13 March 9am-5pm
Friday 30 April 5-8pm
Saturday 1 May 9am-5pm
The assessments and other teaching activities will all be run through ANU’s online e-learning system, Wattle. There is no exam for this course. The final research essay will be due in early June. Further and more detailed information of assessments and activities will be provided on the course's Wattle site.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Participation at seminar
Participation at seminar 10%
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Formal Presentation in-class
Formal Presentation in-class: 20%
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
10 x written analysis of topics online
10 x written analysis of topics online: 30%
Discussion postings of readings & lectures
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Final Research Essay
Final Research Essay: 40%
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses 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. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
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.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
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.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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