• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Minor code ASIA-MIN

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia - strategically, economically, politically, and culturally - and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Proudly interdisciplinary and interregional, in this minor we train our students to adapt to changes in Australian society and develop links with the cultures and societies of the Asian region through the study of the historical, cultural, social and political structures that have shaped the region. With a minor in Asian Studies you will acquire an in-depth contextual knowledge of the region and the ability to apply interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the issues confronting the region, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify some of the important processes by which knowledge about Asia has been produced, circulated and applied.

  2. Analyse some of the major trends in Asia within regional and global comparative frameworks.

  3. Understand some of the theoretical frameworks and research techniques in humanities and social science literatures relevant to the study of Asia.

  4. Evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to problems, including through independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods.

  5. Communicate and debate both orally and in writing, and work with others, using a variety of media.

  6. Continue learning about Asia; from Asia; and with Asia.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units from completion of the following courses: 

ASIA1025   Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change

ASIA1030   Asia and the Pacific in Motion

A maximum of 18 units from completion of the following courses: 

ASIA2001   Language in Asia and the Pacific 

ASIA2103   Language in Asia and the Pacific (L)

ASIA2009   The Making of Modern Japan: From Samurai to Economic Superpower and Beyond

ASIA2017   History of International Relations in Northeast Asia

ASIA2037   History of Modern China

ASIA2040   The Making of Modern Korea

ASIA2041   Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments

ASIA2065   Asian Politics: From Concepts to Causes

ASIA2067   Economies of Emerging Asia

ASIA2120 Colonialism and the Rule of Law

ASIA2222 Taiwanese Society and Politics

ASIA2271   The Making of South Asia

ASIA2301   Human Migration and Expansion in the Rise of the Asia-Pacific

ASIA2302   Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives

ASIA2304   What is Literature? Asian Perspectives

ASIA2307   History of Empire in Asia

ASIA2311   Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA2516   Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development

ASIA3029   Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in East Asia

ASIA3040 Literary and Cultural Discourse in Modern Japan

INTR2010   International Relations in the Asia-Pacific

STST2001  Security Concepts in the Asia-Pacific

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