University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ASIA 3018 - Key Issues in Asian Studies

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week x 6 weeks reading seminars followed by guided research project with research meetings
Restriction: Available to students undertaking an Asian Studies Major only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 15 units of Asian Studies Major courses
Assumed Knowledge: Asian language background is desirable but not compulsory
Incompatible: ASIA 3100
Assessment: Seminar reports 6 x 500 words 20%, Research plan presentation including annotated bibliography 20%, Research project (5,000-6,000 words) 60%

Key Issues in Asian Studies will be the capstone course for the Asian Studies major and focus on the major theoretical and practical issues and problems in Asian Studies as a discipline. The role of theory, both broadly and narrowly understood, in the social sciences and in Asian Studies in particular, will be clarified and their application to specific issues explained. The ways that theory informs methodologies will be discussed in weekly seminars and case studies used to illustrate various ways of approaching an issue. Research skills will be central with students taught how to relate theoretical material to methodological approaches with an eye on preparing them for a research plan and project. Common ethical and intercultural issues which can arise in the course of research will be examined and the resultant dilemmas debated. Ultimately, students will be expected to undertake a substantial research project through which to demonstrate their research and analytical skills and how well they can apply a given theoretical understanding and methodology to a set problem.

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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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23114 SE01 20 10 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room