Graduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)

Course 069-AS (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview:

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies) offers students an analytical framework for understanding contemporary issues in the Asian region. Students will be trained in a range of interdisciplinary skills drawing on the expertise of staff at the Asia Institute in such fields as anthropology, classical study, cultural study, history, literature, linguistics, media and communication studies, and politics. Students will learn how to critically appraise the cultures, histories and politics of the Asian region and will gain an understanding of how historical processes, ideologies and religions have shaped the current Asian scene and Australia's relationship with the region.
The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies) aims at providing a broad foundation for either employment in Asia-related fields or for further research on Asia. This program would be an ideal complement to an Asian language studies but are also designed to provide essential knowledge on Asia for non-language students.

Course coordinator:

Dr Lewis Mayo
Asia Institute

Students who complete the graduate diploma should:

  • develop a broad understanding of some historical and current issues in the study of Asia;
  • integrate language studies with discipline-based subjects;
  • develop skills of analysis in relation to specific areas of Asia.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • Elective subjects (25 points - 62.5 points)
  • Language subjects (37.5 points - 75 points)
Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
Subject Options: Elective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Not offered in 2008
Not offered in 2008
Not offered in 2008
Not offered in 2008
Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
Links to further information:
Notes: Applicants intending to study full-time must provide a course outline with preliminary subject selections, which must include 131-228 Inventing Asian Traditions

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