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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%

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.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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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
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19671 LEC0 150 68 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
12783 WR02 56 11 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
25 Apr - 30 May Monday 3pm - 5pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
15092 WR03 56 19 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
25 Apr - 30 May Monday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room