Hurdle requirement - students must pass an in-class test on the map of Asia.
This unit introduces you to
the study of the broad physical, historical, cultural, political environments
of Asia. You will learn about how Asia has long been an exciting and vibrant
region in which routes across land and sea connected people of different
cultures and key religions through trade in important commodities such as silk, sea
cucumber, and spices.
And, as goods travelled across Asia, so, too, did beliefs and cultures. In this unit, you will also develop an understanding of the key religion and belief systems that have not only shaped Asia in the past but continue to be influential today. You will explore how Asia has been thought of in the West and begin to develop the necessary theoretical skills for thinking about Asia in an informed manner.
|Unit name||Discovering Asia|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Dr Kaz Ross
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||090309|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 x 50mins lecture weekly (video-conferenced), 1 x 50mins tutorial weekly
Short written assignments and class work totaling 1,000 words (40%), 1 x 1000 word annotated bibliography and essay plan (20%), 2 hour examination (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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