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Core unit of the HMA major to be taken at level 200.


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 also explore major theoretical and practical issues and problems in Asian Studies. You will also learn to write for different audiences through addressing real world problems in varied written assignments.

Summary 2020

Unit name Asia: Key debates and controversies
Unit code HMA255
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr. Kaz Ross

Teaching staff

Dr. Kaz Ross

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



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Learning Outcomes




25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly Lecture (2.5 hours)

Off Campus:
Weekly lecture recordings (2.5 hours)


Short written assignments total 1000 words (30%)

Research essay total 1500 words (30%)

Report total 1400 words (40%)

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