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ASIA 1104 - Introduction to Asian Cultures

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Experience Description & Analysis 15%, Film Scene Description & Analysis 25%, Research Essay 40%, Homework Exercises & Notebook 20%
Syllabus:

How can Australian students begin to understand what happens when they go to China, Japan or other Asian countries? How can Asian students better understand the often unspoken differences between what they are used to at home and what often happens to them in Australia? This course can help. Introduction to Asian Cultures introduces first year students to some of key cultural features of China and Japan (and East Asia more generally) and provides explicit concepts and explanations about aspects of Asian culture they are likely to experience. This approach is about providing tools for understanding and adjustment as well as more effective communication. ASIA 1104 examines the ways in which these difference are reflected in language, social interactions, love & friendship etc. The nature of personal relations and business will also be explored while the ways that culture can influence government-to-government relations and diplomacy may also be discussed. Along the way, the course teaches the key differences between description and analysis. This course is also a great preparation for ASIA 2007 Cultures and Identities in second year.

Course Fees

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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 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11409 LE01 170 11 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 4 Jun Tuesday 11am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N158, Chapman Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11410 WR02 90 7 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
1 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
11412 WR01 77 1 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
3 May - 7 Jun Friday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room