• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ross Tapsell
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2022
    See Future Offerings

See "Other Information" section for 2021 timetable information.

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 and 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 case studies from government, business, trade, media, digital start-ups, education, NGOs, the environment, migration and other people-to-people links. The course provides a conceptual understanding of debates within the Australia-Asia relationship through terms like ‘people-to-people links’, ‘Asia literacy’, ‘Asian engagement’ and the growing literature around the role of the Asian-Australian diaspora. 

 

The course will be of particular interest not only to students intending to pursue a career in Asia, but also to those looking to build up expertise for practical work in 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. 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Read and critically analyse debates surrounding the term 'Asia literacy' and other scholarly terms related to Asia engagement.
  2. Develop an understanding of the practical usefulness of Asian Studies knowledge.
  3. Analyse and evaluate 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.
  4. Demonstrate and inspect the forces that shape perceptions of Asian nations in Australia.
  5. Examine information flows between Asia and Australia, and what might influence these flows.
  6. Demonstrate writing skills and ability to present arguments to others.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Workshop participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Discussion posts (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  3. In-class presentation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Research Essay (2000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

The total workload for the course is 130 hours including in-class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed at least 48 units of university courses. This course is incompatible with ASIA8040.

Prescribed Texts

NA

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3518 21 Feb 2022 20 Feb 2022 01 Apr 2022 05 Jun 2022 In-Person and Online N/A

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