Courses & Units

Reacting to the Past: Role-playing Asia HMA226

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Unit coordinator permission required for enrolment

Introduction

This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of the British Empire and students will be asked to think about what it meant to be colonised. To do this we will play the Reacting to the Past game "Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945", set at the Simila Conference. The game will be played over six weeks of the semester. In addition to researching a particular role, students will deliver oral presentations in-role and produce written work from the perspective of their role. Students should finish this course with a sense of the key challenges of decolonization in British colonies and some understanding of the meaning of the end of Empire.

Summary

Unit name Reacting to the Past: Role-playing Asia
Unit code HMA226
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Asian Languages and Studies
Coordinator

Dr Nicki Tarulevicz

Teaching staff

Dr Nicki Tarulevicz

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090399

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1 hour session each week

Assessment

Written assignments and class work totaling 2500 words (50%),
Discussion and participation on MyLO (20%),
Presentation (10%) 1000 word reflective essay (20%).

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Textbooks

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