• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Major code ASIA-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Academic Contact Dr Eva Nisa

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 inter-regional, in this major 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 major 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 the processes by which knowledge about Asia has been produced, circulated and applied.
  2. Analyse major trends in Asia within regional and global comparative frameworks.
  3. Understand 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 major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

18 units from the completion of the following courses:

ASIA1025 Asia and the Pacific: Power, diversity and change

ASIA1030 Asia and the Pacific in Motion

ASIA3029 Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia

30 units from the completion of the following course(s):

ASIA2001 Language in Asia and the Pacific

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

ASIA2017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia

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

ASIA2037 History of Modern China

ASIA2103 Language in Asia and the Pacific (L)

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

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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