UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ASIA5001 Key Debates in the Asian Region

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit has been designed to allow students to critically reflect on challenging and pressing issues confronting Asian societies in an increasingly globalised world where different worldviews and value systems intersect and sometimes collide. The unit examines different approaches to the study of social transformations in contemporary Asia , and its interactions with the rest of the world. These may include topics such as environment, inequality, corruption, development, education, religion and human rights. The specialised knowledge acquired through the unit gives students a skill set and understanding to engage meaningfully with these key national and transnational issues in the Asian region. Students develop research skills and a critical capacity which they can utilise in a variety of professional contexts.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate ability to critically reflect on different approaches to analysing the historical and political challenges in Asia; (2) critically analyse historical and contemporary causes of structural and social changes that are profoundly impacting on the Asian region; (3) demonstrate practical expert judgement to interpret, evaluate and communicate an issue covered in this unit through producing a recommendation report; and (4) formulate research questions and critically assess source material in the context of Asian Studies suitable for specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) seminar participation; (2) recommendation report; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Lyn Parker and Associate Professor Stephen Dobbs
Unit rules
Advisable prior study: Bachelor of Arts (BP001) or Bachelor of Commerce (BP004)
Contact hours seminars: 24 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/ASIA5001/SEM-1/2017

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