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Minor (2020)

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Asian Studies

Title Asian Studies
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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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.
Description The countries of the Asian region are of increasing importance to Australia and in the global arena. The Asian Studies Minor offers the opportunity to gain background understanding of the diverse societies and cultures of the Asian region. The Asian Studies Minor will contribute 'Asia Literacy' to complement a range of study areas and careers which require an international outlook, for which understanding the Asian region is of critical importance.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit

AST102 Asian Centuries - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

200 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

AST281 Contemporary Asia: Media, Politics and Popular Culture - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Select from the following:

AST288 Women and Men in Asian Societies - 3 points

AST250 Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
OUA: OUA2-external, OUA4-external

AST384 Asian Studies Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU7-external, S1-external, W-external

AST3841 Asian Studies Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external

Up to 6 points of Murdoch based Indonesian or Japanese language units OR 12 points from Semester in Indonesia or Semester in Japan may be credited to the Asian Studies minor.

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