- Code ASIA2275
- 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 Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Literature More...
- Academic career UGRD
- Chris Diamond
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Winter Session 2024
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Storytelling is a fundamental part of the human experience. People of all cultures tell stories to interpret, understand, and explain their experiences of being human. Storytellers and their audiences claim identity and status, encode their values, sacralise worldviews and imagine alternative ways of being through narratives: stories shape lives and cultures. Through studying the narrative traditions of the interconnected regions of South and Southeast Asia, we will think about how stories are used to interpret and create cultural ideas of geography, religion, gender, social identity, and much more. In this two-week intensive course (with follow up research assessments), students will learn to interpret and analyse narrative traditions from a wide variety of sources (folktales, legends, myths, epics, oral histories, film/television, online media, etc.). While we focus on South and Southeast Asian sources in English translation, the skills and techniques learned in this course can be used to understand cultures globally and provide invaluable tools for anyone seeking to understand cultural identities in the contemporary world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Engage with South and Southeast Asia by understanding the internal cultural diversities of these interconnected regions, especially in relation to multiple versions of story traditions in these regions.
- Use narrative and translation theories to identify modes of continuity and change in the way stories are told and retold across time and place
- Analyse cultural traditions through techniques of narrative critique.
- Work collaboratively to develop robust research questions and discussions.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop and communicate an original research project through multiple modes (writing, presenting, multimedia, etc.) about Asia through the analysis of narrative.
Intensive Course Delivery Plan
Part 1 – Pre-reading and Preparation Week
- In the week prior to the intensive class/seminar period, students will prepare a set of readings and discussions that will help us start Part 2 of this course from the first day.
Part 2 – Intensive Seminar Class Weeks
- 2 weeks of daily, intensive seminar classes in which we will go through the main topics of the course.
- 3hrs daily with 3-4hr of preparation for the following day’s class.
Part 3 – Final Assessment Period
- The 3 final course assessments will happen sequentially in the 3 weeks following the end of Part 2 (intensive classes)
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 2x Discussion Leadership (150-word forum post, in-class discussion leadership) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Short Written Assignment (800 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Video Presentation (10 minutes) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Essay (2,000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,4,5]
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- 1x Week of reading and material familiarisation (asynchronous, 4-5hrs)
- 24 hours of synchronous class time (3hrs/day, 4 days/week, for 2 weeks)
- 25-30 hours of readings and class preparation during intensive
- class period
- 3 weeks following the intensive class period for final assessment items
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be provided on Wattle.
Areas of Interest
- Cultural Studies
- Asian Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Language Studies
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6481||01 Jul 2024||TBA||TBA||30 Sep 2024||In Person||N/A|