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Information relevant to 2003 – Discipline/School Information

Asian Languages and Studies – School of Asian Languages and Studies

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.

In-Country Programs

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.

Honours Programs

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.

Diploma in Languages (DipLang)

For a description of the Diploma in Languages and

Chinese
Indonesian
Japanese .

A major in Asian Studies

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.

Elective unit in Asian Languages and Cultures – Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese

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 commenced the major before 2001

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.

Units offered in Asian Studies

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
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
Level 200
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
Indo–Tibetan 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: East–West 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
Honours Program

See HMA400 /401 Asian Studies 4

Postgraduate courses

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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