INTRODUCTION TO ASIA: JAPAN AND INDONESIA

AST1IJI

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to two of Australia's Asian neighbours, Japan and Indonesia. To ensure a systematic approach, we focus on how countries are run (government), how people connect with each other (society) and how people perceive themselves and how outsiders perceive them (culture). The subject is both contemporary and historical. We examine pre-European history, the impact of European imperialists and the condition of these countries today. With AST1ICI, students are prepared for more detailed study of Asia and for further study in Politics, History, Sociology and Anthropology. They are provided with a sound background for the study of Asian languages.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaori Okano

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL1IJI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at first-year level for an Asian studies major

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA History of Modern Indonesia since c.1200 3rd EditionRecommendedRicklefs, M.C.BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE 2001
ReadingsA short history of IndonesiaRecommendedBrown, C.ALLEN AND UNWIN 2003
ReadingsAn introduction to Japanese societyRecommendedSugimoto, Y.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2010
ReadingsCambridge companion to modern Japanese cultureRecommendedSugimoto, Y. (ed.)CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2009
ReadingsThe emergence of modern JapanRecommendedHunter, J.LONGMAN 1989

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare how Indonesia and Japan have responded to political, economic and social change since the 19th century

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial discussions, group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Construct a well-argued essay

Activities:
Essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Contribute meaningfully to critical discussions and debates about Indonesian and Japanese history, politics and culture

Activities:
Tutorial discussions, group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Understand the basic parameters of Indonesian and Japanese history, politics and culture

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial discussions, group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaori Okano

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation (700-word equivalent)15 01, 03, 04
One 1,500-word essay35 02, 03, 04
One 1-hour final examination (1,000 word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04
One 500-word exercise15 02, 03, 04
Weekly online quizzes (700-word equivalent)15 01, 04