• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Asian Languages, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Pacific Studies More...
  • Minor code ACMG-MIN
Asian and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender Minor

This minor investigates gender, media and culture as forms of everyday power in Asia and the Pacific. Using critical concepts from a range of disciplines, students uncover how gender norms and creative practices influence political debates and contemporary struggles. The minor reveals how concepts of gender in Asia and the Pacific shape justice, equality and leadership in different societies. It analyses the vitality of Asian and Pacific popular cultures and media as they shape social ideals and imagine new futures. Through analytical, practice-based and creative approaches, this minor gives students crucial tools to understand the politics of everyday life in Asia and the Pacific.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and evaluate interdisciplinary theories of gender, media and/or culture;

  2. Apply the conceptual vocabulary of gender, media and/or cultural studies to analyse challenges facing Asia and the Pacific;

  3. Communicate complex ideas in speech, writing, and multimedia.

Areas of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Languages
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Film
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of an introductory course in the following list:

GEND1001 Sex, Gender and Identity: An Introduction to Gender Studies

GEND1002 Reading Popular Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Studies

6 units from completion of the following compulsory course: 

ASIA2311 Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific

A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country

ASIA2006 Gender in Korean History

ASIA2014 China: Language, Discourse and Political Culture

ASIA2058 Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts

ASIA2072 Taiwan: History and Culture

ASIA2074 Popular Culture in East Asia

ASIA2099 Social Power in China: Family and Connections

ASIA2116 India’s Culture Wars

ASIA2366 Foundations of Chinese Culture

ASIA3031 Creative Industries in Korea

ASIA3032 Digital Asia: Technology and Society

ASIA3035 Indonesia in the Malay World: Culture, Media and Everyday Life

HUMN2004 Global Vietnam: Gender, Labour and Migration

PASI2001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World

PASI3002 Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific

PASI3005 Pacific Islands Field School

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