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ASNS2665: Understanding Southeast Asia

2021 unit information

This unit of study introduces Southeast Asia. It emphasises the importance of geographical, political, economic, social and cultural context to our understanding of complex real-world problems. Having gained insight into these aspects of contemporary Southeast Asia, students learn to apply an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of challenges faced by the region such as economic and social inequality, environmental management, food security and urbanisation.

Unit details and rules

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Code ASNS2665
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate familiarity with key aspects of the cultures, history, geography and the political and economic systems of Southeast Asia.
  • LO2. recognise how a range of disciplines may be used to analyse complex, real-world, problems in a Southeast Asian context.
  • LO3. apply interdisciplinary methods to analyse Southeast Asian issues.
  • LO4. demonstrate ability to synthesise a range of different forms of information.
  • LO5. present evidenced-based arguments on Southeast Asian topics in a persuasive manner.
  • LO6. construct arguments that demonstrate differences between academic and policy writing genres.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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