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Cultures and Societies of Southeast Asia

Enrolment code: HGA254/354

Offered: Hobart: semester 1, Distance education: semester 1

Unit description:

Examines similarities and divergences of social organisation, culture and experience among peoples of Southeast Asia. Specific topics include social transformation in rural areas; the impacts of industrialisation, urbanisation and tourism; minority groups in multi-ethnic societies; and the emergence of social movements in the region. Points of comparison between the experiences of Southeast Asians and Australians are noted where appropriate. A major analytic theme is the applicability of standard ‘Western’ sociological concepts and models to societies with different historical and cultural backgrounds.

Staff Dr N Cook For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern int: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly; dist.ed: instructional package and weekend study schools (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HAC229/329, HMA217/317, FST292/392  
Assessment mode major 3,000-word assignment (40%), final 2-hr exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Sociology
Asian Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Tourism
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (See also combined degree)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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