- Code ASIA3032
- 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, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Ross Tapsell
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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The current generation of students faces two rapid and dynamic trends: the rise of Asia as an economic and political powerhouse, and the digital revolution.
New technologies are revolutionising audience expectations and creating opportunities for pioneering digital initiatives, and Asia is at the forefront of this revolution. Students will learn about a dynamic environment of ‘digital Asia’, harnessing the creative and participatory possibilities of today's Internet. This course will encourage critical reflection on the interlocking logistical, ethical, gendered, cultural and political considerations faced by Asian people on a daily basis. The developments in the region confirm that Asia literacy and digital literacy are two phenomena that are not distinct from each other, but in fact closely interrelated.
This course will help prepare students for careers in the rapidly evolving digital spaces that are opening up in the Asian region and beyond. It will also provide a grounding of gender and culture as central to understanding how these digital spaces have evolved, and where they are heading next.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify and explain current trends in digital technologies, and describe how they apply to gender and culture knowledge production.
- Analyse audience requirements in the Asia-Pacific's rapidly changing online gendered and cultural environment.
- Define a role within digital spaces that offers opportunities to work collaboratively at the cutting-edge of digital media production.
- Critically evaluate the success of digital technology activities, and how that relates to gender and cultural studies, with suggestions for the continuous improvement of such collaborative undertakings.
- Develop transferable skills in writing, sub-editing, editing and multimedia content analysis as well as the promotion of critical ideas across digital platforms.
- 7 x 500 word written pieces (35) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- In-class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Discussant/presentation (in-class) (20) [LO 1,2,4]
- Research essay 2000 words (35) [LO 1,2,4,5]
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Workload3 hours seminar per week, 130 hours workload over the whole semester including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Shah, Nishant.; Sneha, Puthiya Purayil.; Chattapadhyay, Sumandro.; Open Access Publishing in European Networks.
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.; Mohan, Sriram.; Punathambekar, Aswin.
Sinpeng, Aim ; Tapsell, Ross
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