Skip to main content
Unit of study_

HSTY3801: Asian History

2024 unit information

Asia is the world's most populous region and home to many diverse civilisations. This advanced seminar will explore Asia's cultures, track its political evolution from pre-colonial to post-colonial times, or explain its renewed prominence in contemporary global affairs. You will hone skills of research and analysis as you engage sensitively with multiple perspectives on these rich histories.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code HSTY3801
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in History

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate expert knowledge of period, place or culture in Asian history
  • LO2. Demonstrate expert understanding of a variety of approaches to interpreting Asian history, and skillfully employ and manipulate such approaches in their own work
  • LO3. Work both independently and collaboratively to develop and refine historical understanding and awareness
  • LO4. Apply interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history
  • LO5. Skilfully analyse and interpret both primary evidence and secondary literature
  • LO6. Demonstrate capacity to integrate Indigenous and non-Western perspectives on the past and understand how axes of inequality (such as gender and racial inequalities) have been historically constructed
  • LO7. Demonstrate the skills needed to construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in written, oral, visual, or digital form.
  • LO8. Demonstrate sophisticated information and digital literacy in research

Unit availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

There are no availabilities for this year.
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.