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ASIA 3007 - Asia Beyond Climate Change

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
Discovery Experience – Global: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: ASIA 2025
Assessment: Notebook, Reflection Paper, Research Proposal, Research Essay

How can we adapt to climate change? Can Asia contribute to solve this existential crisis? Asia Beyond Climate Change explores these questions by focusing on China and Japan, the world's second and the third largest economies. Their experiences of modernisation have a lot to offer when reconsidering the meaning of development and questions of sustainability. Focus of this course is Japan. What does Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis signify, and what can we learn from this experience? How is it relevant to climate change? The course examines a wide range of relevant topics including energy, agriculture, construction, education, youth, ageing population, and urban-rural relationships using a sociological approach. In particular, we examine how people respond to socio-ecological issues at the grassroots (e.g. Minamata), and how the intangible cultural heritage has contributed to new theoretical and philosophical reconsiderations of human-nature relationships (critical/postmodern animism). The role of China will be crucial to the world and so is Australia's. We examine the relevance of Japan's experience for these countries. The course is useful for students doing Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, International Relations, International Development, Media Studies, Environmental Policy and Management, International Business, Education and Law, as well as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Sciences.

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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
19673 LEC0 140 20 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
12785 WR02 39 FULL 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 11am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
15966 WR03 60 16 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
20389 WR04 37 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
29 Apr - 10 Jun Friday 10am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class