- Code ASIA8040
- 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 Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, International Relations, Asia Pacific Studies
See "Other Information" section for 2021 timetable information.
This course continues the long legacy of the Australian National University’s ambitious Asia programs, which were created more than 75 years ago to support the Australian Government's?post-war?national re-orientation toward Asia. Australia's engagement with the region continues to fluctuate, but it is also true to say, it is not getting easier.
The central question this course asks is: how can Australia successfully engage more with Asia? The course is divided into two main parts: i) Australia’s history and links with Asia, and ii) Asia’s current and predicted trajectory and what this means for Australia. It is suitable for students looking to understand more about the ‘rise’ of Asia, but also the shifting nature of Australia’s place in the region and the world. It involves an examination of the changing nature of Australia’s relationship with the Asian region. It utilises cases studies from government, business, trade, media, digital start-ups, education, NGOs, environmental, migration and other people-to-people links. The course provides a conceptual understanding and debates of the Australia-Asia relationship through terms like ‘people-to-people links’, ‘Asia literacy’, ‘Asian engagement’ and the growing literature around the role of ‘Asian-Australian’ diaspora.
The course will be of particular interest to students intending to pursue a career in Asia, but also for those looking to build up expertise for practical work of?a number of?government and non-government organisations dealing with Asian issues, such as NGO and development organisations, education, media, public policy, trade, business, foreign affairs and think tanks.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Examine past and present debates regarding 'Asian engagement', and critically engage in the theories that apply to Asian studies scholarship in this field.
- Analyse the political and social implications of Australian engagement with Asia over a historical period, by learning how the traditions and cultural roots of bygone years continue to influence cultural behaviour between Australia and Asia today.
- Examine the current social and cultural environments of Asia-Australia relations beyond government-to-government approaches, and use this knowledge to develop critical thinking.
- Demonstrate critical research skills and the ability to synthesise and critique existing scholarship, including primary source documents such as policy papers, media content, diaries and letters and official speeches, amongst others.
- Display high level reading comprehension and writing skills, and presenting in the style of a professional environment suitable for the workplace.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
This course is taught online and in-person in 2022, allowing for enrolments from students who work full-time, have other responsibilities, or are based overseas or interstate. The course begins on 1 April with pre readings and online activities and the final assessment is due on 5 June, when the course ends.
Online materials and assessments occur throughout the entire course dates, while two intensive seminars (half days each time), will be held on 22-24 April and the second from 13-15 May. It is compulsory to attend the intensive seminars, preferably in-person but online attendance may be possible in certain circumstances (such as overseas enrolment or other carer responsibilities).
- Workshop participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Discussion posts (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- In-class presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research Essay (3000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The total workload for the course is 130 hours including in-class time and independent study.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3519||01 Apr 2022||15 Apr 2022||22 Apr 2022||30 Jun 2022||In-Person and Online||N/A|