Courses & Units

Asia: Transformation and Change HMA102

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit explores the emergence of contemporary and modern Asia. It analyses the impact of European colonisation at the end of the 19th century and traces the economic, political and cultural changes brought by modernisation, decolonisation, and struggles for independence. Ideas about Asia as well as key concepts such as capitalism and socialism, nationalism, independence and separatist movements  are all examined.  Other topics include popular culture, sex, gender and identity.


Unit name Asia: Transformation and Change
Unit code HMA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Coordinator Dr Nicki Tarulevicz, guest lecturers

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


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Band Field of Education
1 090309

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Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture (Hobart), 1x1hr tutorial weekly. 2hr recorded lecture (Launceston), 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly


Short written assignments totalling 1,000 words (30%), 1 x 1500 word research essay (30%), 2 hour examination (40%).

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