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Women in Asian Societies (AST288)

Organisational Unit School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit examines the role and status of women in Asian societies. It considers representations of the feminine in traditional culture as well as contemporary society. Special emphasis will be placed on the implications for women of current social and economic changes in the region including government policies affecting reproduction and the family, women's involvement in subsistence agriculture, industry and the development process. Autobiography and film will be used to supplement anthropological and sociological studies.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars/workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week; online lectures; discussion forum.
Other Learning Experiences Students watch 1 pre-recorded lecture via Moodle per week, before attending seminar/workshop.
Prerequisites Nil.
Notes This is a University-Wide Breadth Unit. If this unit is taken as a Core or Specified Elective unit in a student's major or minor, it cannot also be used to satisfy the University-Wide Breadth Unit requirement.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors Anthropology
Asian Studies
Gender Studies
Social Justice in Contemporary Culture
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.


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