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The School of Asian Languages and Studies offers teaching in four areas:
|||Asian Studies (HMA units)|
|||Chinese (HMC units)|
|||Indonesian (HMN units)|
|||Japanese (HMJ units)|
All units may count towards the BA degree (course code R3A) as well as support study towards other degrees. For details of how units offered by this and other schools and faculties may be combined, students should refer to the various courses described in the course details section in this Handbook or consult appropriate faculty officers. In considering course combinations, students should pay careful attention to unit weights.
The School offers students of languages the opportunity to take some languages units overseas. In-country units are available in China, Indonesia and Japan. Students receive full credit for their in-country study towards their degree. For details of the in-country units that are available, see course details below. For details of how the in-country units are organised and implemented, students should consult the Head of each of the language sections.
Students who have completed the requirements for the BA degree may be eligible to proceed to a fourth honours year in Asian Studies, Indonesian, Japanese or Chinese. Students on both the Hobart and Launceston campuses may enrol in the honours course. For eligibility requirements, students should consult the honours description in each of the three areas. In addition, Faculty rules, which can be found in the Calendar, also apply. Enquiries may be directed to the HoS or the head of the relevant section. For postgraduate programs by research (MA, PhD) see the Head of the School.
For a description of the Diploma in Languages and
Coordinator: Dr Simon Philpott
Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program involving various schools within and outside the Faculty of Arts. Its programs aim to provide informed knowledge of specific areas of Asian Studies as well as a broad understanding of major concepts and issues in the study of Asia. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, Asian Studies serves as a useful complement to studies in other Faculties such as Education, Commerce, and Law.
The foundation units, HMA101 and HMA102, provide students with a thorough and comprehensive grounding in modern Asian issues through a study of key themes in the history, politics, economics, social structure, cultural and religious traditions of the region.
At levels 200 and 300, 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 single semester and have a weight of 12.5%, with the exception of the year-long languages units with a weight of 25%.
Students can obtain a major in Asian Studies by accumulating a minimum of 100% (25% at level 100 and 75% at levels 200/300. At least 25% of units must be at level 300). Students may take second-year language units as part of an Asian Studies major at levels 200 or 300 (no more than 25%).
Note: Asian Studies 1A and 1B are highly recommended as a prerequisite for Asian Studies at level 200. It is possible, however, to count any valid unit at level 100 (25%) towards a major in Asian Studies.
The units HMA120 Asian Languages and Cultures (Japanese) , HMA121 Asian Languages and Cultures (Chinese) , and HMA122 Asian Languages and Cultures (Indonesian) are one-semester elective units designed to provide an introduction to one Asian language and its culture. They are available to students from all courses and disciplines across the University, and accord with the University policy of internationalisation of the curriculum. Only one of these units is taught in any one year. In 2003, the unit offered is HMA121 (Chinese).
Students who began their degree before 2001 and who wish to complete a major in Asian Studies are reminded that a major consists of sequential study in one discipline with a total HECS weighting of 100% as detailed above.
|Unit title||campus offered||weight||prereq||coreq||m.excl||enrol code|
|Asian Studies 1A||Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link]||12.5%||HMA101|
|Asian Studies 1B||Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link]||12.5%||HMA102|
|Asian Languages and Cultures (Japanese)||not offered in 2003||12.5%||not available to students who have undertaken one or more language subject in Japanese language||HMA120|
|As some units are also components in major studies in other disciplines, students who are enrolled in or have already passed these units (which may have been named differently in the past) as part of another course or major must choose other units to make up their Asian Studies program. No unit may be counted twice within an award.|
|NOTE Students should consult the Coordinator when planning their Asian Studies major.|
|Enrolments in Asian Studies require the approval of the Coordinator.|
|Asian Languages and Cultures (Chinese)||Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2||12.5%||not available to students who have undertaken one or more language subject in Chinese language||HMA121|
|Asian Languages and Cultures (Indonesian)||not offered in 2003||12.5%||not available to students who have undertaken one or more language subject in Indonesian language||HMA122|
|Australia and Asia||Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link]||12.5%||25% level 100 Arts||HMA211/311|
|Contemporary Asian Issues||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% level 100 Arts||HMA246/346||HMA221/321|
|Asian Ethnic and Religious Politics||Hobart: semester 2||12.5%||25% level 100 Arts||HSA272/372||HMA261/361|
|Reporting Asia||Hobart: semester 1||12.5%||25% level 100 Arts||HSA273/373||HMA260/360|
|Research Project||Hobart: may be taken in (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 OR semester 1 OR semester 2 Launceston: may be taken in (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 OR semester 1 OR semester 2 [by video-link]||25%/12.5%||at least 25% at level 200 in Asian Studies or equiv||HMA300/301|
|and the following units which are cross-listed from other disciplines. Note that the prerequisite for the following units is 25% in level 100 Asian Studies|
|Asian Environmental Justice||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% at level 100 in Public Policy or equiv||KGN239/339, HMA239/339||HSD239/339|
|Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence||Hobart: semester 1||12.5%||25% level 100 philosophy or, where appropriate, 1st-year course in any discipline||HPA229/329 Buddhism, Satyagraha and Nonviolence||HPA297/397|
|Chinese 2 Language Skills A||Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Off-shore: summer school||25%||HMC100 or TCE Chinese Stage 4 (HA), or equiv||HMC202||HMA234/334||HMC201|
|Chinese 2 Language Skills B||Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Off-shore: summer school||25%||HMC100 or TCE Chinese Stage 4 (HA), or equiv||HMC201||HMA235/335||HMC202|
|Chinese Culture and Society||Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link]||12.5%||HMC100 or equiv||HMA227/327||HMC303|
|Contemporary Art of the Asia-Pacific Region||Hobart: semester 2||12.5%||25% level 100 Art Theory||FST213/313|
|Cultures and Societies of Southeast Asia||Hobart: semester 1 Distance education: semester 1||12.5%||25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv||HAC229/329, HMA217/317, FST292/392||HGA254/354|
|Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% at level 100 in Political Science or equiv||HSP203/303, HMA259/359||HSA270/370|
|Geography of Asia||Hobart: semester 2||12.5%||KGA100 or KGA101 or KGA121 (KJG101)||HMA202/302||KGA202/302|
|Globalisation and East Asian Politics||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% at level 100 in Political Science or equiv||HMA258/358||HSA258/358|
|Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia||Hobart: semester 2||12.5%||25% at level 100 History||HTA221/321||HTA224/324|
|Indonesian Literature and its Social Context||Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link]||12.5%||HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv as approved by HoS||HMN304|
|IndoTibetan Philosophy, History and Culture||Off-shore: summer school||25%||25% level 100 any faculty||HMA228/328||HPA276/376|
|Intermediate Indonesian (Conversation)||Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1||12.5%||HMN100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv||HMN203, HMA233/333||HMN202|
|Intermediate Indonesian (Reading and Writing)||Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2||25%||HMN100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv||HMN204 and HMN206, HMA232/332||HMN201|
|Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy||Hobart: semester 1||12.5%||25% level 100 Arts||HPA265/365, HMA240/340||HPA219/319|
|Islam, Law and Women Historical and Contemporary Perspectives||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% at level 100 History||HMA244/344, HAF260/360||HTA223/323|
|Japan in the 21st Century||Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 [by video-link] North-West Centre: semester 2||12.5%||25% at level 100 in Arts||HMJ210/310|
|Japanese 2 Language Skills A||Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2||25%||HMJ100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv||HMA230/330||HMJ201|
|Japanese 2 Language Skills B||Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link]||25%||HMJ100 or TCE Stage 4 (HA) or equiv||HMJ201||HMA231/331||HMJ202|
|Japanese Film||Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 [by video-link]||12.5%||HMJ334|
|Love, Family and Sexuality: EastWest Comparison||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv||HMA252/352, HAF212/312||HGA212/312|
|Modern India till Independence||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% at level 100 History||HMA204/304||HTA221/321|
|Modern Japanese Literature||not offered in 2003||12.5%||HMJ201, HMJ202 or HMJ306, HMJ307, HMJ308||HMJ306, HMJ307, HMJ308||HMA237/337||HMJ331|
|Politics of Democratisation, East and West||not offered in 2003||12.5%||25% at level 100 in Political Science or equiv||HMA216/316||HSA227/327|
|Popular Culture and Resistance in Indonesia||Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2||12.5%||HMN201 and HMN202 or equiv||HMN309|
|Thai Art and Culture||Launceston: winter school||12.5%||25% level 100 any faculty||FFA236/336|
|The Asia-Pacific Economies: Tigers||Hobart: semester 1||12.5%||BEA211|
|War and Peace in the Pacific||Launceston: semester 1 Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link]||12.5%||25% at level 100 History||HMA250/350||HTA255/355|
|Wayang Shadow Puppet Theatre||Launceston: semester 2||12.5%||for Indonesian language students, at least HMN100 or equiv||HMN210/310|
See HMA400 /401 Asian Studies 4
The School of Asian Languages and Studies offers two postgraduate coursework programs in Asian Studies at the Hobart and Launceston campuses: [i] a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies , and [ii] a Master of Asian Studies .
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