- Code ASIA2301
- 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 Archaeology, History, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Geoffrey Clark
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2024
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This course illuminates the dynamic past of the Asia-Pacific including the arrival of early people and later human expansions that populated our region and led to the cultures, states and nations that are influential today. Significant events covered in the course include the emergence of complex societies culminating in expansive empires and early globalisations, such as those of the Qin, Khmer, Kofun, Lapita, Tonga and Polynesia. The course examines the movement of people from mainland and island Asia to the remote islands of the Pacific and the environmental impacts of hunting and foraging and farming as well as the impact of natural events such as climate change on social formations. The course includes practical sessions and the study of material culture from ancient societies. It will be of particular interest to students seeking to further their understanding of the Asia-Pacific and those looking to develop expertise in government and NGO organisations that are engaged in regional issues such as the environment, public policy, foreign affairs and think tanks.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe how the early history of Asia and the Pacific can be reconstructed.
- Critically use concepts and tools from historical and environmental disciplines to develop, review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about Asia and the Pacific.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the early origins of the Asia-Pacific region.
- Communicate arguments and findings effectively and critically both orally and in writing.
- Map Quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Course Content Quiz (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class Presentation (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Essay (2000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. The course will meet for 1 hour two times per week with pre-class readings and tasks set ahead of each lecture. S
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsSpecific readings will be assigned for each class based on the lecture topic. The general text is: 2016. Archaeology: Theories Methods and Practice. 7th Ed. Thames and Hudson, London.
Assumed KnowledgeStudent are encourage to have enrolled in ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, Diversity and Change, and ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion.
Areas of Interest
- Pacific Studies
- Asian Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Asia-Pacific Studies
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