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Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)
- M1216MASTER OF ASIAN STUDIES
- Course Outline
- Course Structure
- Course Plans
|Title||Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)|
|Study Level||Master's by Coursework (Graduate)|
|Organisational Unit||Global Studies|
|Qualification||Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Availability||Not currently available to new admissions|
|Restriction||All graduate courses are subject to restriction.|
|Description||The countries of East and South-East Asia will play an increasingly important role in global change in the twenty-first century. This course is intended to provide graduates of any discipline with training in the culture, politics, economics, history and environment of the Asian region.|
|Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings||Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher in any discipline, or equivalent training, or satisfactory preparation through previous study or professional experience.
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
|Employment Prospects||This course is intended to serve the career development needs of teachers and members of other professional groups in the areas of foreign affairs, law, public service, business, and journalism who require a broad interdisciplinary background in the Asian cultural, political and economic context.|
|Project/Dissertation||The Masters offers a coursework-only program or a combination of coursework with a 3- or 6-point project or 12-point dissertation in the research stream.|
|External Study||Many of the units are available in the external mode, including the Indonesian language units.|
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.
Select from the following lists, with at least 9 points from Asian Society and Culture.
Select from the following:
AST530 Nations, Narratives, Cultures in Contemporary Asia - 3 points
AST531 Rise of Asia and Modern History - 3 points
AST556 Perceptions of South-East Asian Society - 3 points
JPN514 Postwar Japan - 3 points
AST558 Gender in Asian Societies - 3 points
Select from the following:
COD545 Community Development Theory and Practice - 3 points
EDN519 International Education: Issues and Practices - 3 points
SUS512 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities - 3 points
EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
Students from non-English language backgrounds may substitute the unit
TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
for one of the Specified Electives in the Theoretical, Comparative and Applied Context Stream.
With the approval of the Academic Chair, students with the relevant proficiency in either Indonesian or Japanese language may enrol in the semester in that country. Subject to Academic Chair approval, students may complete 12 or 24 points in country.
Asian Language units may also be taken, subject to Academic Chair approval.
JPN543 Semester in Japan - 12 points
IND543 Semester in Indonesia 5 - 12 points
or 6 points from undergraduate Asian Language units according to assessed competence.
ART604 Advanced Research Methods - 3 points
SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
AST612 Anthropology and Its Others - 3 points
AST632 Asian Studies Project - 6 points
ART607 In-Country Studies Indonesia - 6 points
AST634 Asian Studies Dissertation - 12 points
Select units from the following lists.
AST650 Culture, Communities and Sustainability in Asia - 3 points
MCM682 Global Media: Asia-Pacific Perspectives - 3 points
The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:
JPN652 Japanese Advanced Language Project - 3 points
IND652 Indonesian Advanced Language Project - 3 points
SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points
MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MCM604 People, Corporates and Globalisation - 3 points
MCM605 International Strategic Communication and Culture - 3 points
EDU616 Teaching, Learning and Working in Culturally Diverse Environments - 3 points
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