Media and Everyday Life in Asia
Subject 110-219 (2009)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 2.5 contact hours/week , 6 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Completion of first year requirements for the Asian Studies major. For pre-2008 students: Usually 50 points of 1st year study in the Faculty of Arts.|
|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
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Carolyn Stevens
Dr Carolyn Stevens
|Subject Overview:||This subject examines the media and everyday life in transnational Asian context. This year, the focus of the subject is on how Japanese popular culture has, via a variety of media, become part of everyday life in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore. Along with a close examination of these pop cultural forms, the subject also provides general introduction to major themes in the study of popular culture and cultural studies. Current topics such as postwar cultural history; new media and technologies; consumption and lifestyle; tourism; and hegemony and resistance will be closely examined. No prior knowledge of Asia and any of its languages will be required.|
|Assessment:||Minimum attendance of 70% of tutorial sessions as a hurdle requirement; tutorial participation 10% (on going); one short essay 1,500 words (due mid-semester); and one final essay 2,500 words (due during the examination period).|
|Prescribed Texts:||Materials supplied by the Institute. |
|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|
|Notes:||Previously available as 110-219 Japanese Popular Culture. Students who have completed Japanese Popular Culture are not eligible to enrol in this subject.|
Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies) |
Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Asian Studies |
Asian Studies Major
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