Hurdle requirement - students must pass an in-class test on the map of Asia.
What is ‘Asia’? Where is ‘Asia’? These seem like obvious questions but – as you will learn in this unit – the answers are not so straightforward.
And what does ‘Asia’ mean to the many countries in the Asian region? In this unit, you will explore how the diverse connections within the Asian region and across the whole world (including pre-European Australia) developed during the 17th century’s ‘age of discovery’. You will find out how Asia has long been an exciting and vibrant region in which routes across land and sea connected people of different cultures and religions through trade in important commodities such as silk, sea cucumber, and spices.
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.
“Discovering Asia” also embeds key academic skills such locating and critically analysing sources as well as the necessary theoretical knowledge for thinking about Asia in an informed manner.
|Unit name||Discovering Asia|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Dr Kaz Ross
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||090309|
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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 (1,500 words 50%), Essay preparation assignment (1000 words 20%), Online examination (30%).
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