ASIA 1103 - Asia and the World
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ASIA 1103 Course Asia and the World Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Asia's immense impact on the world over the last 2-3,000 years has often been obscured and is rarely part of Australian common knowledge. Asia and the World provides all students, but especially those doing International Studies and Asian Studies, with a basic introduction to notions of Asia. Many things which are taken for granted as being Western, often have their origins in the East in some way. This influence extends to language, hamburgers, philosophical ideas and ways of illustrating what we see. This influence is not limited to the ancient past. Today Asian pop culture is reshaping Western pop culture and ideas and products from Asia are changing our lives in fundamental ways even if the origins are not obvious. Asia and the World highlights the irony of how reactions to Asia shaped Europe's destiny and how its inventions and ideas have been adapted by Western states and often used to then dominate Asia in the colonial period. The contemporary rise of independent Asian nation states is reviewed and contextualised and the processes which obscure Asian influence are explained. Your view of why Australian/Western history and culture are the way they are may well change the way you see the world.
Course Coordinator: Dr Gerry Groot
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Understand the significant contribution of Asian societies to western culture 2 Critically analyse the role of material culture in shaping many value judgments, especially where these involve notions of superiority and inferiority 3 Investigate and apply the complex notions of diffusion, competition, adaption and assimilation etc, and the apply this knowledge to specific cases studies of global change, especially as this apply to Asian influences 4 Recognise the complexity of the writing process where it involves correctly understanding questions, setting relevant contexts, writing explicit and developed arguments, explaining how such arguments can/should be supported by invoking sources, definitions and authorities in the field, and developing conclusions 5 Relate practical and real life examples to the theoretical concepts and explanations covered in the course 6 Understand the nature, role and formalities of key academic conventions such as referencing 7 Recognise, discriminate and assess the differences between well and poorly constructed arguments and good and poor writing
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
Resources may be located on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesA&W works closely with the staff of the Barr-Smith Library
The Barr-Smith Library tutorials web page has been redesigned to incorporate the new interactive skills videos. See http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/help/tutorials/
· I have my reading list... what do I do now? (5.50 min)
· How do I find books in the Library catalogue? (3.30 min)
· Help! I'm not sure how to interpret my essay question (7.21min)
Online LearningLecture recordings, powerpoints, questionnaires and other materials will be posted online.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures supported by problem-solving tutorials which develop lecture material.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 1 -hour lectures (or equivalent) per week 12 hours per semester 12 x 2-hour tutorial (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester 6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester 2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD HOURS 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
NOTE: These arrangements are subject to change without notice.
Schedule Week Lecture Week 1 Thinking & Rethinking Asia Week 2 Tea, Asian Hamburgers & the World (4As) Week 3 The Silk Roads & Globalisations Week 4 Islam, Knowledge & Europe Week 5 Asian Influences as Soft Power Week 6 The Mongols & Using the Present to Judge the Past Week 7 China & Shaping the Western Enlightenment Week 8 Asian Religions Week 9 Asian Pop Culture Week 10 Asian Pop Culture Week 11 Asian Technology, Material culture & Power Week 12 Summary
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Assessment Task Weighting Weekly Quizzes 15% Theory Paper 15% Research Proposal 25% Research Essay 45%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents are expected to attend all tutorials and should provide appropriate documentation for any missed classes.
Assessment DetailQuizzes 15 %
Writing exercises: 40% weighting
Major Essay: essay on a chosen topic - 45% weighting
SubmissionAll assignments for this course must be submitted electronically via MyUni.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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