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ASIA2002 Australia and Asia

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Asian Studies; CHNSI Chinese Studies; CHNSA Chinese Studies; INDNI Indonesian Studies; JPNSI Japanese Studies major sequences
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit explores the major political, social and cultural issues which have characterised the relationship between Australia and the Asian region. It critically examines a range of arguments about the way in which the Australian nation-state has dealt with the external and internal dimensions of an Asian presence, from issues of security and trade to immigration and multiculturalism.

The unit also explores cultural issues in the relationship including the representation of 'Asian' peoples and cultures within Australia, and the construction of identity.

The unit draws on and teaches students to use and apply the latest research in political and cultural history, international relations, identity politics and cultural studies.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and critically analyse key social and cultural issues in relations between Australia and Asia; (2) understand and critically assess the various economic and geopolitical issues in relations between Australia and Asian nations and peoples; (3) understand and apply relevant theoretical approaches to the analysis of these issues; (4) construct cogent analyses of the changing nature and significance of these issues over time; (5) express information and ideas coherently and logically in written forms; and (6) recognise and practise ethical scholarship and develop more advanced research skills related to the discipline.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessments; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Laura Dales and Associate Professor Stephen Dobbs
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
a Level 1 ASIA, JAPN, CHIN,K
OR
E or INDO unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ASIA2206 Understanding Asia–Australia Issues
Contact hours
lectures: 20 hours; tutorials: 9 hours
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