ASIA 3007 - Asia Beyond Climate Change
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ASIA 3007 Course Asia Beyond Climate Change Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 1 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 6 units of Level II undergraduate study Incompatible ASIA 2025 Course Description How can we adapt to climate change? Can Asia contribute to solve this existential crisis? Asia Beyond Climate Change explores these questions by focusing on China and Japan, the world's second and the third largest economies. Their experiences of modernisation have a lot to offer when reconsidering the meaning of development and questions of sustainability. Focus of this course is Japan. What does Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis signify, and what can we learn from this experience? How is it relevant to climate change? The course examines a wide range of relevant topics including energy, agriculture, construction, education, youth, ageing population, and urban-rural relationships using a sociological approach. In particular, we examine how people respond to socio-ecological issues at the grassroots (e.g. Minamata), and how the intangible cultural heritage has contributed to new theoretical and philosophical reconsiderations of human-nature relationships (critical/postmodern animism). The role of China will be crucial to the world and so is Australia's. We examine the relevance of Japan's experience for these countries. The course is useful for students doing Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, International Relations, International Development, Media Studies, Environmental Policy and Management, International Business, Education and Law, as well as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Sciences.
Course Coordinator: Dr Shoko Yoneyama
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Course Learning Outcomes
1 have a broad, coherent and in-depth knowledge on the structural issues relating to the economic development and the environmental/ecological crisis in (East) Asia. 2 be able to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise data from a wide variety of sources, including databases specific to Asian Studies. 3 have the skills to write research reports of publication standard. 4 have an ability to suggest creative and innovative solutions to issues relating to the ecological crisis in the context of the Asian Century. 5 develop high order skills in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication, with particular strengths in transcultural and interdisciplinary communication. 6 be proficient in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies in research, writing, communication and presentation. 7 be aware of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context. 8 be autonomous, critical and creative thinkers, able to work as professionals in relevant fields relating to Asia, equipped with the knowledge and skills listed above.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1 2 3 4 7 8
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
2 3 4 7 8
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
4 5 6 8
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
3 4 5 6 7 8
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
1 3 4
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
1 2 4 7 8
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesStudents are expected to use Myuni and undertake out of class work as well as use the course reading materials provided.
MyUni and Turnitin will be used for assignment, submission, and marking.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 1-hour lectures 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
Learning Activities SummaryLecture topics (provisional)
Week 1 Nuclear crisis: World risk society Japan
Week 2 The Anthropocene
Week 3 The question of core and periphery
Week 4 Industrial pollution: Minamata – the question of modernity
Week 5 Animism: Nature, life & soul
Week 6 Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Week 7 Youth and the question of sustainability
Week 8 The question of food
Week 9 Post-industrial super-aging society
Week 10 Asian Century: Australia’s significance for a sustainable Asia
Week 11 Conclusion
Week 12 Research Consultation
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Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Notebook Formative & Summative Week 14 20% 1-7 Reflection paper Formative & Summative Week 5 20% 1 2 6 7 Research proposal Formative & Summative Weeks 7-11 10% 2 4 6 8 Research Essay Summative Week 14 50% 1 2 4 5 6 7
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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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