- Code ASIA1025
- 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 UGRD
- AsPr Tanya Jakimow
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course is an introduction to Asia and the Pacific: regions of extraordinary natural and cultural diversity. We will explore some of the major forces and dynamics shaping the region, and how these are experienced across national and local contexts. We begin by asking what it means to study Asia and the Pacific, developing our own approach throughout the semester. We examine people's interactions with their environment and the changes to urban and agrarian landscapes and livelihoods, before investigating the dynamics of power and resistance, processes of nation-making and contemporary political forms. The course will encompass both discussion of big questions around these themes, as well as case studies presented by some of the most distinguished ANU experts on Asia and the Pacific. Students will have the opportunity to engage with Indigenous knowledges.
Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change is one of two required foundational courses for the Bachelor of Asian Studies degree. It is also highly suitable for students from other programs who would like to build their understanding of Asia and the Pacific region, or to understand global forces through an Asian and Pacific perspective.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental issues and themes relevant to Asia and the Pacific
- Evaluate different theoretical and methodological perspectives for analysing Asia and the Pacific
- Articulate their own approach to knowledge of Asia and the Pacific
- Demonstrate core research skills, including critical reading of scholarly texts, university-level writing and academic presentation.
- Workbook (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Essay (30) [LO 1,2,4]
- Podcast (group activity) (20) [LO 2,3,4]
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 3]
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This course requires a total of 130 hours commitment, including of independent study.
There is no single prescribed text for this course. Readings will be provided from various sources and made available on Wattle.
Preliminary ReadingReadings for this course will be from a variety of sources, and will include introductory texts to the Asia and Pacific region from the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines.
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