ASIA 2007 - Asia: Cultures & Identities
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code ASIA 2007 Course Asia: Cultures & Identities 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 Prerequisites At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study Assumed Knowledge Adequate level of English writing and comprehension is assumed Course Description Asia is not only increasingly important economically, Asian culture is also more and more relevant around the world. Cultures and Identities will highlight the diversity of this culture, particularly in China and Japan as these are the most influential in both Asia the West. How did we get from Confucianism to cosplay and anime shaping Western pop culture? How did one result in the other? This course will both explain traditional forces like Confucianism and Shinto shaping culture and identity as well as explore how modernisation has helped bring about Lolitas in Japan and angry young men (fenqing) in China. This exploration will help us understand how tradition was reshaped by modernity and eventually today's desire for ever higher levels of consumption. The course therefore covers traditional society and religion, the influence of imperialism and the modernisation imperative of the 19th Century, the social consequences of the post-war economic miracle and the rise of communism as well as the influence of contemporary globalisation and the digital revolution.
Course Coordinator: Danielle LemieuxDr Shoko Yoneyama
Dr Gerry Groot
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Obtain knowledge and understanding of contemporary Asian culture and identity issues.
2. Integrate theoretical knowledge with empirical evidence
3. Learn to engage with the ideas and perspectives of other learners
4. Analyse issues in Asian culture and identity critically and creatively
5. Use IT in researching, writing and presenting information
6. Develop skills and confidence in participating in public discussion
7. Develop essay writing skills
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, 4 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, 4, Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5, 6, 7 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
1, 3, 4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
1, 3, 4, 6
Required ResourcesStudents are expected to use Myuni and undertake out of class work as well as use the course reading materials provided.
Recommended ResourcesMyUni and Turnitin will be used for assignment submission and marking.
Online LearningMyUni will be used extensively.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures will include non-standard presentations such as films and guest appearances where possible, to allow students to engage with not only abstract ideas, but concrete examples and personalities embodying some the cultures and identities.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS
1 x 1-hour lecture per week 12 hours per semester
1 x 2-hour workshop 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 = 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary1 Introduction
6 Pop/sub-cultures: Japan
7 Pop/sub-cultures: China
8 Japanese Youth
9 Chinese youth
10 Diversity in Japan
11 Diversity in China
*Learning activities are subject to change and will be confirmed at the beginning of the semester.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceIntensive workthop activities centred on the experience of Asian students guided by senior academics.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTINGS COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) Personal Identity Exercise Summative and Formative 10% 1, 3 Notebook Assessment (incl participation) Summative and Formative 20% 1-7 Research Presentation Summative and Formative 20% 1, 2, 4, 5 Research Essay Summative and Formative 50% 1-7
Modified arrangements have been made to assessments and the details provided here reflect recent updates.
1. Notebook Assessment has been replaced with Notebook - 20%
2. Research Presentation has been replaced with Research Proposal - 20%
*Assessment details will be confirmed at the beginning of the semester.
SubmissionMosty online submission through MyUni and Turnitin where possible.
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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