Asian Studies

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

Asian Studies

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 units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 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 units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000-level units of study

Core
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures
6      Semester 2
ASNS1602
Asia: Past, Present, Future
6      Semester 1
Selective
The following 1000 level units are elective units in the subject area rather than counting towards the requirements for a major in Asian Studies.
ASNS1200
Tibet and Central Asia: Nomads and Myths
6      Semester 1
ASNS1201
Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 1
6      Semester 2
CHNS1601
Understanding Contemporary China
6    N ASNS1101
Semester 1

2000-level units of study

ASNS2002
Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P ASNS1201
Semester 1
ASNS2003
Buddhism: Historical Perspectives
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in any of Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, History or Indian Subcontinental Studies
Semester 2
ASNS2004
Korean Popular Culture
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Asian Studies or Korean Studies major
Semester 1
ASNS2010
Buddhism in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 2
ASNS2011
Buddhist Thought and Culture
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in any of Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies or Indonesian Studies
N BDST1602
Semester 1
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Chinese or Indonesian or Japanese or Korean Studies or Sanskrit or Philosophy
N CHNS3641
Semester 2
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
Semester 1
ASNS2626
Religious Traditions of South Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
N RLST2003
Semester 2
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History
Summer Main
ASNS2634
Samurai and Merchants: Tokugawa Japan

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level each in either Asian Studies or History
N ASNS2304
Semester 1
ASNS2642
Modern Korea
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
N ASNS2502
Semester 2
ASNS2661
History of Modern Indonesia
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2663
Social Activism in Southeast Asia
6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
Semester 1
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 2
ASNS2669
Field Study in Southeast Asia
6    P 24 credit points in the Asian Studies major

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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.
Intensive December
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 2
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2645
Arts in Imperial China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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
Semester 2
CHNS2003
Gender and Women in Chinese Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studiesor CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 1
CHNS2004
Introduction to Chinese Literature
6    P 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 ICLSor CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 1
CHNS2011
Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studiesor CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 2
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Chinese Studies or Asian Studies major
Semester 2
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China
6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either History or Asian Studies
N HSTY3071 or HSTY3072
Semester 1
KRNS2641
Premodern Korean History and Culture
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Korean Studies or Asian Studies major
N ASNS2641
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

ASNS3001
Youth and Language in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indonesian Studies
N ASNS2001
Semester 1
ASNS3111
The Material Culture of Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points 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
Semester 1
ASNS3616
Japanese Cinema and Society
6    P 6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies or 18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011
N JPNS3675
Semester 1
ASNS3618
Popular China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Anthropology)
Semester 1
ASNS3670
Mass Media in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
N ASNS2670 or ASNS2600
Semester 2
ASNS3690
Approaches to Research in Asian Studies
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies
N CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
Semester 2
ARHT3646
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 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2646
Semester 1
ARHT3663
Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
CHNS3111
Global Chinese Literatures

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studiesor CHNS3000 or CHNS3601
Semester 2
CHNS3633
Topics in Chinese Literature 2
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in International and Comparative Literary Studies
Semester 1
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 2

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.
ASNS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2