University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ASIA 1103 - Asia and the World

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Writing exercises (45%), tutorial participation (10%), major essay (45%)
Syllabus:

Asia's immense impact on the world over the last 2-3,000 years has often been obscured and is rarely part of Australian common knowledge. Asia and the World provides all students, but especially those doing International Studies and Asian Studies, with a basic introduction to notions of Asia. Many things which are taken for granted as being Western, often have their origins in the East in some way. This influence extends to language, hamburgers, philosophical ideas and ways of illustrating what we see. This influence is not limited to the ancient past. Today Asian pop culture is reshaping Western pop culture and ideas and products from Asia are changing our lives in fundamental ways even if the origins are not obvious. Asia and the World highlights the irony of how reactions to Asia shaped Europe's destiny and how its inventions and ideas have been adapted by Western states and often used to then dominate Asia in the colonial period. The contemporary rise of independent Asian nation states is reviewed and contextualised and the processes which obscure Asian influence are explained. Your view of why Australian/Western history and culture are the way they are may well change the way you see the world.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21466 LE01 120 44 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21467 WR02 60 24 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
21468 WR01 60 20 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room