CRITICAL ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIA
Credit points: 15
The aim of the subject is to explore the diversity of Asia, problematize the neat categories and ideas that underpin popular perceptions about 'Asia', while showcasing the research expertise of those working within Asia within the School of Social Sciences. Among the issues explored are: nationalism, multiculturalism, identities, youth, the widening gaps in wealth distribution, religion, education, and the role of technology, media, and language in these processes. We explore these topics by first framing them in terms of long-term questions raised in the humanities and social sciences. Second, we sketch out the relationships between these questions. While the disciplinary backgrounds we take to these questions include sociology, anthropology, linguistics, education, cultural studies, religion and philosophical studies, and political science, it will become evident that answers to these questions require a multidisciplinary approach.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorZane Goebel
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of second year Asian Studies, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Hindi, Sociology, Anthropology or Politics
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|Readings||Reading list is contained in course outline which is available on LMS||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorZane Goebel
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Critical review (1000 words)||25|
|Diagnostic assessment (1000 words equivalent)||25|
|Research report (2000 words)||50|