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Asian Studies

Unit of study table (Table A)

Major

A major in Asian Studies requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core  units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Asian Studies requires 36 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

1000 level units of study

Core
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures
6  
ASNS1602
Asia: Past, Present, Future
6  

2000 level selective units of study

ASNS2004
Korean Popular Culture
6 12 credit points from Korean Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies
ASNS2010
Buddhism in East Asia
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level
ASNS2011
Buddhist Thought and Culture
6 12 credit points at 1000 level from any combination of Ancient Greek, Ancient History, Anthropology, Arabic Language and Cultures, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew, Chinese Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Gender Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew, History, Indonesian Studies, International and Comparative Literary Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture, Korean Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Studies in Religion, Visual Arts
BDST1602
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Chinese or Indonesian or Japanese or Korean Studies or Sanskrit or Philosophy
CHNS3641
ASNS2618
Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present
6 A Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester
P 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History
ASNS2626
Religious Traditions of South Asia
6 P 12 junior credit points from Table A
N RLST2003
ASNS2627
Tantric Buddhism in India and Tibet
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History
ASNS2634
Samurai and Merchants: Tokugawa Japan

6 N ASNS2304
P 12 credit points at 1000 level each in either Asian Studies or History
ASNS2642
Modern Korea
6 12 credit points at 1000 level
ASNS2502
ASNS2661
History of Modern Indonesia

6 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
ASNS2663
Social Activism in Southeast Asia

6 P 12 junior credit points from Table A
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia

6 P 12 Junior credit points
ASNS2669
Field Study of Southeast Asia
6 24 credit points at 1000 level
This unit requires departmental permission: students require approval to enrol in this course after having been through the selective interview process and been offered a place on this overseas field study. Note that this unit is subject to travel and health advice at the time the unit is offered and may be delivered virtually. For more information please contact the unit coordinator.
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia

6 12 credit points at 1000 level
ASNS2677
Beyond the Geisha/Samurai Binary
6 P 12 Junior credit points from (Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Indian Sub-continental Studies or International and Global Studies)
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art
6 N ARHT2040
P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
ARHT2645
Arts in Imperial China

6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
CHNS2003
Gender and Women in Chinese Literature
6  
CHNS2004
Introduction to Chinese Literature
6 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
CHNS2011
Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction
6  
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China
6 12 credit points at 1000, 2000, or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6 12 credit points at 1000, 2000, or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
CHNS2633
Topics in Chinese Literature 1
6 P 12 credit points of Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or International and Comparative Literary Studies
GOVT2119
Southeast Asian Politics
6 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
HSTY2606
China's Last Dynasty: The Great Qing
6 N HSTY2006
P 12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China

6 12 Junior credit points each in either History or Asian Studies
HSTY3071 or HSTY3072
HSTY2642
Beyond The Great Wall: China's Frontiers

6 P (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of Asian Studies)
KRNS2641
Traditional Korea
6 12 credit points from Korean Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies
ASNS2641

3000-level core units of study

ASNS3690
Researching Asia
6 N CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies

3000-level selective units of study

ASNS3001
Youth and Language in Southeast Asia
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indonesian Studies
ASNS2001
ASNS3002
Modern Japan
6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
ASNS3003
Buddhism: Historical Perspectives
6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level from any combination of Ancient Greek, Ancient History, Anthropology, Arabic Language and Cultures, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew, Chinese Studies, Cultural Studies, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew, History, Indonesian Studies, International and Comparative Literary Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture, Korean Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Studies in Religion, Visual Arts
N ASNS2003
ASNS3111
The Material Culture of Asia
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies or Art History
ASNS3616
Japanese Cinema and Society
6 P 6 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies or 18 credit points at 1000-level including ENGL1011
JPNS3675
ASNS3618
Popular China
6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level or 2000 level or 3000 level in Chinese Studies
ASNS3670
Mass Media in East Asia
6 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
ASNS2670 or ASNS2600
ASNS3690
Researching Asia

6 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies
CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
ARHT3646
The Asian Modern: Art in East Asia

6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 6 credit points at 2000 level in Art History and CASF1001 and CASF1002
ARHT2646
ARHT3663
Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History
6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
CHNS3111
Global Chinese Literatures
6  
CHNS3633
Topics in Chinese Literature 2

6 P 12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level from Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level from Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level from International and Comparative Literary Studies
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema
6 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies
HSTY3801
Asian History
6 P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the History major

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
FASS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6 Completion of at least 90 credit points
FASS3333
Industry or Community Project
6 C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
P 72 credit points