Asian Studies units

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Asian Studies Units - 1996


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Asian Studies - The Asia Centre at Hobart

Director: Dr Asim Roy, Humanities Building (Hobart Campus), Phone: (002) 20 2297

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program, involving various departments, both within and outside the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. It brings together such disciplines as the history, geography, politics, sociology and languages of modern Asia and the South Pacific. The program aims to provide informed knowledge of, while stimulating interest in, the specific areas of Asian Studies, and to develop a range of useful and valuable skills and qualities of mind. Because of its ability to integrate a wide range of disciplines, Asian Studies serves as a useful complement to studies in other faculties, especially Education, Commerce and Economics and Law.

The foundation unit, HAS100, provides students with a thorough and comprehensive grounding in modern Asian problems through a study of key themes in the geography, history, politics and sociology of the region.

At 200 and 300 levels, students are able to choose from a wide range of units related to Asia and the South Pacific. All Asian Studies units at these levels are semester length and have a weight of 10%, with the exception of the language units with a weight of 20%.

Students can obtain a major in Asian Studies by accumulating a minimum of 105% (25% at level 100 and 80% at levels 200/300 - not more than 60% at either level).
To obtain a double major, students need to accumulate a total weight of 165% in Asian Studies units.
A minor in Asian Studies comprises units to a total weight of 65%.

Note: As Asian Studies 1 is not a prerequisite for Asian Studies at 200 level, any valid unit at 100 level (25%) may be counted towards a major or a double major in Asian Studies. To acquire a minor in Asian Studies, however, no subject at 100 level other than Asian Studies 1 or an Asian language at that level could be counted.

The following sample courses are useful for students embarking on a BA degree which includes Asian Studies:

A ) BA with Asian Studies as a Minor [65%]

LevelStudy Area & unit weightTotal wk load
100Discipline A (25%) + Discipline B (25%) + Discipline C (25%) + [Asian Studies (25%) and/or an Asian language (25%)]100%
200Discipline A (40%) + Discipline B (20%) + Asian Studies (40%)100%
300 Discipline A (50%) + Discipline B (50%)100%

B ) BA with Asian Studies as a Major [105%]

LevelStudy Area & unit weightTotal wk load
100 Discipline A (25%) + Discipline B (25%) + Discipline C + Asian Studies (25%) or Discipline D (25%)100%
200 Discipline A (40%) + Discipline B (20%) + Asian Studies (40%)100%
300 Discipline A (40%) + Discipline B (20%) + Asian Studies (40%)100%

C ) BA with Asian Studies as a Double Major [165%]

LevelStudy Area & unit weightTotal wk load
100 Discipline A (25%) + Discipline B (25%) + Discipline C (25%) + Asian Studies (25%) or Discipline D (25%)100%
200Discipline A (40%) + Discipline B (20%) + Asian Studies (40%)100%
300 Asian Studies (100%)100%

To cater for part-time students and to counteract timetabling difficulties, lectures are normally taped, and lecture tapes are available at the Library.



HAS100 Asian Studies 1

Asia in Transition - Change and Continuity in Modern Asian Developments
Is designed as a foundation course for students who wish to pursue their interest and acquire expertise in either the general or the more specialised fields (country, region or discipline) of Asian Studies. Its broader aims are to impart some basic knowledge in Asian Studies, and to stimulate and help to sustain students' interests in Asian Studies and related disciplines in later years. The unit introduces the problems and issues relevant to understanding modern Asia by focusing on key themes in Asian developments in terms of their geography, history, politics and sociology. Intending students may, therefore, find it of considerable value to combine Asian Studies with some of these disciplines (geography, history, politics and sociology) and with Asian languages.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr A Roy (Coordinator), Dr KS Liew, Dr R Kellaway, Prof J Cotton, Assoc Prof PE Eldridge, Dr T Narramore, Dr B He, Dr T Scrase, Dr N Cook
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [25%]
teaching pattern full year - 2x1-hour lectures a week (Mon, Fri at 11.10 a.m.) for 26 weeks, 1-hour tutorial a week (24 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2x2,500-word essays (20% ea), tutorial performance (10%), 2-hour exam in June (25%), 2-hour exam in Nov (25%)
required texts, etc
[p/b] Borthwick M, Pacific Century. The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia, Allen & Unwin, Oxford, 1992.
{p/b] Mackerras C (ed), Asia Since 1945,Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, 1992.
[p/b] Murphey R, A History of Asia, Harper Collins, New York,1992.
[p/b] Grant E (ed), Asia's Cultural Mosaic. An Anthropological Introduction, Prentice Hall, New York, 1993.
Taylor RH (ed), Asia and the Pacific, Facts on File (Handbooks for the Modern World), New York, 1991.
[p/b] Pandey BN, South and South-east Asia 1945-1979: Problems and Policies, Macmillan, London, 1980.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







Coordinator: Dr Asim Roy
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



HAS200 Asian Studies units at 200 & 300 levels

Prerequisite: HAS100 Asian Studies 1 (or any other 25% unit at 100 level).
As some units also form parts of studies in other disciplines, students who are enrolled or have already done these units (which may have been named differently in the past) as part of another course must choose other units to make up their Asian Studies program. No unit may be counted twice as part of two different courses. All enrolments in Asian Studies require the approval of the Director.
Each unit entails an average of two hours' classwork each week, with at least one hour of lecture per week and one hour of tutorial per fortnight.

Asian Studies units at levels 200 and 300 can be divided into two broad groups: A. Non-language units offered by various departments; B. Asian language units offered by the Department of Modern Languages as part of Asian Studies.
Students should consult the Director of the Asia Centre when planning their Asian Studies major or double major.
A. Non-language units offered by various departments
The availability of the options listed below is projected on the basis of information currently available. All the following non-language units are weighted at 10%. For a description of each unit, readers should refer to the unit under the code given in the righthand column.
A.For unit description,refer to:
Semester 1
HAS201/301 Modern China: the end of the Qing Empire 1850-1916Dr KS Liew HTA223/323
HAS203/303 Southeast Asian Politics: Indonesia (may not be offered in 1996)Assoc Prof PE EldridgeHSA253/353
HAS204/304 Modern India till IndependenceDr A RoyHTA221/321
HAS205/305 Politics in Contemporary JapanDr T NarramoreHSA250/350
HAS206/306 The Politics of Development: Theories and Issues (may not be offered in 1996) Ms K O'DeaHSA220/320
HAS208/308 Modern China: Revolution and Reintegration 1916 to the Present Dr KS LiewHTA224/324
HAS209/309 The South Pacific in World AffairsAssoc Prof R HerrHSA235/335
HAS210/310 Politics in Contemporary ChinaDr B HeHSA256/356
HAS214/314 Women in Chinese SocietiesDr J ChangHGA253/353
HAS218/318 Globalisation and CultureDr T ScraseHGA255/355
HAS219/319 Asian Political ThoughtProf J CottonHSA218/318
HAS220/320 Comparative and Asian Industrial RelationsMr S FryHSD234/334
Semester 2
HAS202/302 The Geography of Asia Dr R KellawayKGA202/302
HAS207/307 India since IndependenceDr A RoyHTA222/322
HAS211/311 Comparative Politics of Development in South and Southeast AsiaAssoc Prof PE EldridgeHSA252/352
HAS212/312 Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region*Dr T NarramoreHSA233/333
HAS213/313 Southeast Asian Politics: Malaysia, The Philippines and ASEANAssoc Prof PE EldridgeHSA254/354
HAS215/315 The Asian DragonsProf J CottonHSA255/355
HAS216/316 East Asian Democratisation in the Post Cold War EraProf J Cotton and othersHSA257/357
HAS221/321 Social Justice, Marginality and DifferenceDr T ScraseHGA258/358
Not offered in 1996
HAS217/317 Cultures and Societies of Southeast AsiaDr N CookHGA254/354
HAS222/322 Radicalism and Reform in Modern China HSA251/351

B. Asian language units forming part of Asian Studies
Students are encouraged to study an Asian language. They may study Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese as separate majors, or they may take second year language units as part of Asian Studies at levels 200 and/or 300 [no more than 20% at each level]. Prerequisites for these language units apply as indicated. These units are all full-year units with a weight of 20% each.

B.For unit description, refer to:
HAS230/330 Japanese 2 Language Skills AMrs T Ueki-Sabine, Ms F MaejimaHMJ201
HAS231/331 Japanese 2 Language Skills BDr M Flutsch, Ms F MaejimaHMJ202
HAS232/332 Indonesian 2 Reading and Writing SkillsMrs P AllenHMN201
HAS233/333 Indonesian 2 Oral and Aural SkillsMrs P AllenHMN202
HAS234/334 Chinese 2 Language Skills ADr CF GaoHMC201
HAS235/335 Chinese 2 Language Skills BDr CF GaoHMC202.


Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







Coordinator: Dr Asim Roy
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