Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to India and China. 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 arrival and ejection of European imperialists and the condition of these countries today. With AST1IJI, the subject prepares students for more detailed study of Asia and for further study in Politics, History, Sociology and Anthropology. It provides sound background for the study of Asian languages.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorial discussions, group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Compare how India and China have responded to political, economic and social change since the 19th century
02. Construct a well-argued essay, drawing on print and online social-media research
03. Contribute meaningfully to critical discussions and debates about Indian and Chinese history, politics and culture
04. Demonstrate mastery of select social media tools in an investigation of contemporary culture of India and China
05. Demonstrate clear understanding of the basic parameters of Indian and Chinese history, politics and culture

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Comparative Analysis Essay (1500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Reflective annotated bibliography (1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Social Media Project (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Group Presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO3, SILO5