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ASIA 4002 - Honours Asian Studies Theory and Methodology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: 4210
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Completed degree (72 units) including 12 units of Asian Studies courses or equivalent for non-language students, and 9 units of Asian Studies courses or equivalent plus 6 units of Level III Asian language courses.
Assessment: Attendance and participation including short reflection papers (10%), 2,000-2,500 word seminar paper (35%), 4,000-4,500 word research paper (55%)

This course provides an advanced interdisciplinary approach to the field of Asian Studies and will attend to theoretical and methodological issues. The principal aim of this course is to critically explore the key issues in Asian Studies and help honours students develop own research issues in relation to them. Honours students will gain a sound background in key issues in the Western social and cultural analysis of Asia. Topics to be covered may include the following: modernisation theory and Asia, Orientalism, Asian modernity, politics of Asian studies, Asian democracy, Asian popular culture, research method, and thesis construction.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4210 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12782 SE01 15 14 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 9am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 9am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
20377 SE02 15 15 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 9am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 9am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class