ASIA 4001 - Honours Asian Studies Special Topics

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

Honours Special Topics is a course under which honours students can take an existing course that is useful for his/her research topic. In the case of Honours with Asian language, this course can be a language course tailored to student needs.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ASIA 4001
    Course Honours Asian Studies Special Topics
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) including 12 units of Asian Studies courses or equivalent for non-language students, and 9 units of Asian Studies courses or equivalent plus 6 units of level III Asian language courses.
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
    Course Description Honours Special Topics is a course under which honours students can take an existing course that is useful for his/her research topic. In the case of Honours with Asian language, this course can be a language course tailored to student needs.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Sejin Pak

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    This course contributes to the Honours program by providing students with the opportunity to broaden and/or focus their Honours degree by studying an Asian Studies course of their choice. Students will be encouraged to select a course that will develop skills and/or knowledge relevant for their major thesis project. 

    On completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 understand key concepts relating to theoretical and applied issues in the chosen subject
    area.
    2 demonstrate an advanced understanding of the relevant subject area and its main
    contributors
    3 summarise and evaluate the range of research, theories and methodologies in relation to
    the subject area.
    4 demonstrate a familiarity with current debates at a deep level in the chosen subject area.
    5 demonstrate highly developed skills in critical reasoning, analysis and written communication.
    6 recognise the ethical, social and cultural issues in relation to the identified subject area.
    7 understand a number of theoretical frameworks that inform the discipline of Asian Studies.
    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)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 3, 5
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2, 5, 7
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 5
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 4, 5, 6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 6, 7
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Honours Special Topics course is a course for honours students to take an existing course that serves their research, therefore accepts the teaching and learning mode of the course that they take.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS
    3 contact hours per week 36 hours per semeseter
    6 hours research per week 72 hours per semester
    6 hours mandated reading per week 72 hours per semester
    9 hours writing work (drafts, editing,
    re-writing) per week
    108 hours per semester
    In addition, a further 24 hours in week 13 is expected in the
    preparation of the final assessment piece
    24 hours per semester
    TOTAL 312 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Honours Special Topics course is a shell course for honours students to take an existing course that serves their
    research, therefore accepts the teaching and learning mode of the course that they take.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Assessment tasks will be negotiated between the
    Course Coordinator of the chosen Asian Studies course, and the Honours
    Coordinator.  Total assessment will be 6000
    words
    Formative and Summative 100% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
    Assessment Detail
    Rationale for assessment:  Honours Special Topics course is a shell course for honours students to take an existing course that serves their research, therefore accepts the assessment method of the course that they take. However, some adjustments will be made to make up the difference in credit unit if needed. In the case an honours student take an existing social science
    course at undergraduate level which has 4 credit units, the difference of 2 units will be made up by writing a longer final paper. In the case of a language course also, additional work may be assigned to make up the difference in unit.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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