ast4cor asian studies theory




Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The Asian Studies fourth-year program aims to enable high-achieving students to further knowledge of an Asian society (or societies), and to develop generic skills such as research and writing skills. It demands a high level of commitment, and promises the most rewarding experience for an undergraduate student.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in AHA - Bachelor of Arts with Honours


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at first-semester level for Honours in Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian or in Asian Studies

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Craft of ResearchRecommendedBooth, W.C., Colomb, G.C. and Williams, J.M.CHICAGO: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS.(3RD ED.2008)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Contribute meaningfully to critical discussions and debates about various issues pertaining each students' area of research

Workshop discussions, class presentations, debates, and essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

02. Understand the basic elements of research and critical writing and thinking

Workshops, group class presentations, debates, and essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
one 3,000-word essayA written research proposal for the Honours thesis4001, 02
one 3,000-word essayAn essay on your literature review of the thesis. This may subsequently be included, in an appropriate form, in the final thesis.4001, 02
one oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)A presentation on your key literature.1001, 02
one oral presentation (1,000 words equivalent)A presentation on your research proposal.1001, 02