UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ASIA5003 Advanced Critical Thinking in Asian Studies

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit provides an opportunity for students to engage with a specific issue/problem in the context of an established theoretical framework. Rather than simply introducing students to a particular philosopher or theorist through secondary texts, the unit brings them face-to-face with primary texts with the aim of developing skills in applying Western critical theories to Asian contexts. Through an enquiry-based learning approach, students address specific research topics in the context of contemporary Asia. The unit encourages students to develop research skills and reflect on the use of critical theory in the context of their own professional practice.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced understanding and a critical ability to apply established critical theories to the context of contemporary Asia; (2) conduct scholarly research and communicate findings on a current issue in Asia; and (3) communicate advanced arguments in written and oral assessments that engage with critical theory.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group project; (2) presentation and critical response paper; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Romit Dasgupta and Dr David Bourchier
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/ASIA5003/SEM-2/2017

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