|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 36 contact hours per semester; 30 hours of class preparation and reading per semester; 30 hours of assessment-related tasks per semester; 96 hours total time commitment per semester; 8 hours total time commitment per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
The subject begins by exploring the question of how the West has sought to define Asia geographically, culturally and historically in the modern period and how peoples living in the Asian region have responded to and resisted these definitions. Students are then introduced to the formation of early cultural identities within the Asian region, including the emergence of diverse Asian civilisations, the major religions and belief systems of Asia and selected themes within contemporary Asian societies. These may include an examination of Asian families, gender in Asia, religious revival, Asian diaspora, Asian economies and ‘Asian' values. Students will be introduced to Asia through a variety of Asia-produced media. They will learn to analyse historical sources, maps, artefacts, images and extracts from religious teachings in addition to secondary sources.
Students who complete this subject should:
|Assessment:||1. A brief interactive map exercise due in week 4 of semester 500 words (20%);2. A short essay based on section 2 of the subject consisting of document and/or artefact analysis supported by further research, due in week 9, 1500 words (30%);3. A two-hour examination (50%) in the examination period.Students must attend a minimum of nine tutorials, demonstrate familiarity with online resources, and participate in the Faculty of Arts online learning community in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available from the University bookshop and readings will be available online through the LMS.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who complete this subject should: |
|Notes:||This is an Arts Faculty Interdisciplinary Foundation subject. BA students are required to complete two of these subjects during first year.|
Bachelor of Arts |
Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Asian Studies)
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