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Area/Catalogue
POLI 2003

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
007680

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To enhance students' knowledge of  the policy and discourse surrounding the Asian Century in Australia. To develop a critical understanding of major events and themes in Australia's involvement with Asia in the 19th and 20th Centuries, and consider the implications for contemporary relations between Australia and Asia. To investigate dynamics in social, political and economic relations within Asia and with Australia, including the rise of China and consider the likely impact of the Asian Century for Australia now and in the future.

Course content

Students will build on existing skills to develop a critical understanding of Australia's relations with Asia since 1800, with a focus on Australia's relations with Japan in the 20th century and with China since 1980. Students investigate the contemporary geographic, linguistic & cultural profile of Asia, & contemporary issues in the region, with a focus on four key case studies; Australia's relations with China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Students evaluate the political narrative surrounding the Asia Century and the White Paper, and the concept of Asia literacy in Australian education They explain the implications of dynamics in Asian engagement in Australia today, in areas such as migration, education, tourism and investment.  

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of any first year course from the History and Global Politics major within the Bachelor of Arts, or by approval from the Program Director. Completion of any first year course from previous major/sub-major offerings of History and Cultural Studies or International Relations.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture (to be held at Magill - refer to Magill timetable) 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Online presentation 1350 words 30% N/A
Presentation 900 words 20% N/A
Major essay 2250 words 50% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Online presentation 1350 words 30% N/A
Presentation 900 words 20% N/A
Major essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

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