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: Quizzes, 20%, Writing Exercises 40%, Major Paper 40%

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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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29301 LEC0 130 89 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22622 WR03 70 56 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22623 WR02 70 43 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 1062, Teaching Room