Courses & Units

Contemporary Asian Issues HMA221

Introduction

In this unit, you will analyse selected contemporary issues affecting Asian countries and societies. Examples of such issues are democratisation, ethnic and religious relations, conflicts, human rights, population growth, environment degradation, position of women, and economic development. Specifically, you will examine sources of the issues, explore how they have developed, and assess their potential effects on the rest of the region and Australia. You will have opportunities to use theoretical concepts to examine other similar cases within the region. The assessment tasks are interlinked and designed to develop your analytical, communication, and creative skills. You will also be encouraged to develop a multidisciplinary perspective.

Summary

Unit name Contemporary Asian Issues
Unit code HMA221
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages & Studies
Teaching staff tbc
Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $1,812.00 090399

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

  • HMA101 and HMA102 for students majoring in Asian Studies; 25% at level 100 in Arts for others

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • HMA246/346

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1x 1.5hr lecture weekly; 1 x 50min tutorial weekly

Assessment

HMA221: Tutorial-related Task (20%), Short written assignment (15%), Research essay (30%), 2-hour exam (35%)

HMA321: Tutorial -related Task (20%), Short written assignment (15%), Research essay (30%), 2-hour exam (35%)

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Textbooks

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