ASIAN POP CULTURE

AST3POP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


This subject takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to engage with and critique various elements of popular culture across East Asia, South Asia and South EastAsia. You will reflect on what makes something 'popular' across five categories: Film, Fashion, Music, Novels and Anime/ Manga. These categories are explored in terms of, for example, nationalism, religion, education, technology, media, and language.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmerald King

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level two subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Asian popular culture across Asian societies

Activities:
Tutorial discussions; weekly tutorial quizzes; essay; presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically analyse the nature of social, economic and cultural change in Asia in a variety of contexts

Activities:
Journal critiques; essay; presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Evaluate issues in Asian Studies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and social sciences (eg. History, Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies etc)

Activities:
Weekly tutorial quizzes; essay; presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmerald King

Class requirements

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Essay, 2000 wordsStudents can choose a question from a list provided45 01, 02, 03
Weekly Quizzes, 800 word equivalentShort quizzes based on the lecture and readings undertaken at the start of each tutorial/workshop20 01, 03
Journal Article Critique, 800 wordsShort critical response to one of the prescribed course readings20 01, 02
Tutorial Presentation/Poster, 500 word equivalentShort presentation on a key topic from the subject15 01, 02, 03