ASIA 3018 - Key Issues in Asian Studies

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

Key Issues in Asian Studies will be the capstone course for the Asian Studies major and focus on the major theoretical and practical issues and problems in Asian Studies as a discipline. The role of theory, both broadly and narrowly understood, in the social sciences and in Asian Studies in particular, will be clarified and their application to specific issues explained. The ways that theory informs methodologies will be discussed in weekly seminars and case studies used to illustrate various ways of approaching an issue. Research skills will be central with students taught how to relate theoretical material to methodological approaches with an eye on preparing them for a research plan and project. Common ethical and intercultural issues which can arise in the course of research will be examined and the resultant dilemmas debated. Ultimately, students will be expected to undertake a substantial research project through which to demonstrate their research and analytical skills and how well they can apply a given theoretical understanding and methodology to a set problem.

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    Course Details
    Course Code ASIA 3018
    Course Key Issues in Asian Studies
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week x 6 weeks reading seminars followed by guided research project with research meetings
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites At least 15 units of Asian Studies Major courses
    Incompatible ASIA 3100
    Assumed Knowledge Asian language background is desirable but not compulsory
    Restrictions Available to students undertaking an Asian Studies Major only
    Course Description Key Issues in Asian Studies will be the capstone course for the Asian Studies major and focus on the major theoretical and practical issues and problems in Asian Studies as a discipline. The role of theory, both broadly and narrowly understood, in the social sciences and in Asian Studies in particular, will be clarified and their application to specific issues explained. The ways that theory informs methodologies will be discussed in weekly seminars and case studies used to illustrate various ways of approaching an issue. Research skills will be central with students taught how to relate theoretical material to methodological approaches with an eye on preparing them for a research plan and project. Common ethical and intercultural issues which can arise in the course of research will be examined and the resultant dilemmas debated. Ultimately, students will be expected to undertake a substantial research project through which to demonstrate their research and analytical skills and how well they can apply a given theoretical understanding and methodology to a set problem.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Mobo Chang Fan Gao

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    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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