Courses & Units

Asia: Key debates and controversies HMA355

Hobart

Note:

Core unit of the HMA major to be taken at Intermediate level .

Introduction

What does it mean to 'study Asia'? And how might we go about it? What are the important academic debates which shape our understanding of Asia today?

In this unit, you will learn how to closely read and critically analyse some key texts which influence the study of Asia.

You will have an opportunity to extend your learning to other types of ‘texts’ on Asia such as museums, film, and even novels in order to explore how knowledge about Asia is constructed.

Summary

Unit name Asia: Key debates and controversies
Unit code HMA355
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Nicki Tarulevicz

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HMA255

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1x1 hour lecture weekly and 1x1.5 hour tutorial weekly

Assessment

Short written assignments totaling 1500 words (30%);
Research essay 1500 words (30%);
Exam (2 hrs or take home) or written work (2000 words) (40%), as detailed in unit outline.

Assignment questions will be more complex at the Advanced level.

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Textbooks

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