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Graduate Diploma in Asian Language (In-Country) (GradDipAsianLangIn-Country)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Asian Language (In-Country) (GradDipAsianLangIn-Country)
Course Code G1072
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Graduate Diploma in Asian Language (In-Country) (GradDipAsianLangIn-Country)
Duration 1 year full-time
Availability Murdoch campus (internal) (this course requires students to reside in Asia for the duration)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description For political, economic, environmental and cultural reasons, Japan and Indonesia will play an increasingly important role in contemporary global change. The Graduate Diploma in Asian Language (In-Country) offers the opportunity to study the literature, media, religion, history, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology of Japan or Indonesia in the relevant language while enrolled in a university in the selected country. This provides the opportunity to develop advanced language skills, experiential knowledge of the region, while building personal networks in the community.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings AQF Level 7 (Bachelors) degree with 3 years of study in the relevant Asian language, or equivalent.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements This course requires the student to complete studies at a university in Asia while residing in Asia.
Course Learning Outcomes This Graduate Diploma is designed to provide a structured program of learning to achieve advanced knowledge of the relevant Asian language, together with the effective knowledge and awareness of the social, cultural, political and linguistic context of the language's usage domain. This linguistic competence will be based on the achievement of advanced verbal and written skills, and demonstrative ability to articulate complex ideas, states, and intentions, and to frame and articulate knowledge in the relevant language.
Employment Prospects This course is intended to serve the career development needs of those seeking to work in areas such as teaching, foreign affairs, law, public service, business, and the media who require a broad interdisciplinary background in the Asian cultural, political and economic context.
Main research areas Asian studies, contemporary Asia, international relations, intercultural relations
Study Environment Study is undertaken in an intensive, immersion environment, unavailable at undergraduate environment in Australia.
Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies The Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies may be substituted for one semester of in-country study in Japan or Indonesia to satisfy partial requirements for the Diploma in Asian Studies.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units

IND543 Semester in Indonesia 5 - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

plus a further enrolment in

IND543 Semester in Indonesia 5 - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal


JPN543 Semester in Japan - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

plus a further enrolment in

JPN543 Semester in Japan - 12 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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