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ASNS1602: Asia: Past, Present, Future

This unit looks at Asia's past, present and future in a global perspective. It makes use of the new approaches of world history and big history, and moves along large spatial and temporal scales. This unit prepares students to make sense of specific Asia-related subjects offered in more advanced units of study. In doing so, we will also examine some of the challenges Asia is facing today and think about Asia's place in our increasingly globalised world.

Code ASNS1602
Academic unit
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain how thresholds of increasing complexity, differing scales of time and space, and collective learning help us understand past, present, and future events in Asia as part of a larger narrative
  • LO2. integrate perspectives from multiple disciplines to evaluate the history of Asia as part of the history of the Earth and the Universe
  • LO3. define major features which shaped past and present Asia
  • LO4. describe the changing characteristics of Asian societies
  • LO5. analyse accelerating global change as reflected in Asia
  • LO6. identify important human and environmental issues that may affect the future of Asia
  • LO7. propose a vision of the future of Asia based on new understandings of the past
  • LO8. use key historical and scientific concepts and facts in constructing explanations
  • LO9. evaluate, analyse, and synthesise primary and secondary sources to form well-crafted written and oral arguments.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.