- Code ASIA2311
- 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 Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
This course investigates how gender and culture underpin everyday power in Asia and the Pacific. Students will be introduced to key interdisciplinary tools and approaches from the field of gender and cultural studies. Considering how these ideas have been theorised in Asian and Pacific contexts as well as in Western ones, the course engages in debates about feminism, imperialism and decolonisation, systems of gendered violence, same-sex sexualities, changing masculinities, and cross-cultural encounters. The course investigates how gender and culture inform the soft power strategies of national governments, the political and social norms underpinning health and medicine, and the ways Asian and Pacific societies face and respond to environmental crisis. A distinctive feature of this course is that students are asked to apply their conceptual understandings of gender and cultural studies in innovative ways through multimedia projects (no prior experience needed). Through analytical, practice-based and creative assessments, students will gain crucial tools to engage with the politics of everyday life in Asia and the Pacific.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify and evaluate interdisciplinary theories and approaches in gender and cultural studies;
- Apply the conceptual vocabulary of gender and cultural studies to analyse critical issues in Asia and the Pacific;
- Reflect on the cross-cultural processes and interdisciplinary approaches through which current knowledge about gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific has developed;
- Communicate complex ideas in writing, speech, and multimedia, justifying methods and approaches as appropriate;
- Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in the study of gender and culture in Asia and the Pacific.
- Seminar Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Digital Learning Journal (10) [LO 2,3,5]
- Research Essay (2000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,4]
- Group Smartphone Application Prototype (no coding or experience required) (25) [LO 2,3,4]
- Reflective Essay (1500 words) (25) [LO 1,2,4,5]
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WorkloadThe total workload for the course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be available on Wattle.
Areas of Interest
- Cultural Studies
- Gender Studies
- Pacific Studies
- Asian Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Asia-Pacific Studies
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