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ASNS3111: The Material Culture of Asia

The buildings, technologies, gardens, symbols, weapons and arts of Asia reveal much about the region's history and culture. This unit examines these and other material objects with the aim of exploring sweeping traits that tie Asian societies together into cohesive cultural streams indicative of shared religions, languages, and practices.

Code ASNS3111
Academic unit Asian Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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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
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. communicate original and academically sound ideas in attractive and persuasive ways using traditional and digital methods
  • LO2. find, organize and appraise a variety of sources about and from Asia to execute independent and collaborative investigation of social, historical and cultural phenomena
  • LO3. apply the methods of a specific discipline or use a manifestly interdisciplinary approach to complete independent and collaborative projects
  • LO4. deconstruct a variety of cultural phenomena in Asia and draw conclusions about social, political, and historical undercurrents
  • LO5. make use of digital technology to communicate original and academically sound ideas in attractive and persuasive ways.

Unit outlines

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