Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours - 2 hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission to the:
GD-ARTS Graduate Diploma in Arts or
GDA-ARTS Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced)
BH-ARTS Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Arabic, Asian Studies, Chinese, Islamic Studies, Indonesian, Japanese, Anthropology or
097AB Master of Development Studies.
|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
Thousands of local languages give testimony to Asia’s diversity, and yet the current and future relevance of this ethnic and cultural diversity, in the context of the national state and under the influence of globalisation, has become a topic of heated debate. This subject first explores a number of Asian cultures in-depth, through a careful selection of ethnographic texts. For each case study classic ethnographic material will be paired with the latest research on alternative modernities within the same society. This design will provide participants with an empirically grounded, longitudinal perspective on the ongoing tension between cultural continuity and change in Asia and elsewhere. Discussion will then focus on contemporary issues arising from such tensions, ranging from nativist identity politics to legitimate local struggles for self-determination. Growing calls in international policy circles for more recognition of the role of cultural diversity and local knowledge in addressing the major global challenges of the 21st century will also be considered in light of the case studies.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Hurdle requirements: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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Materials (course reader) will be supplied by the Institute.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
|Links to further information:||http://asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/|
100 Point Master of Development Studies |
150 Point Master of Development Studies
150 Point Master of Development Studies - Gender and Development Specialisation
200 Point Master of Development Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Asian Studies
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