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Rise of Asia and Modern History (AST531)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Description Explore the organising concepts of historical inquiry and human society -- 'culture', 'society', 'modes of production' -- by considering the transformation of the Euro/American core and the rise of Asia since 1400, as a global process of political-economic and cultural interdependencies between capitalism and non-Western societies. The rise of Asia in modern history is best understood within the wider context of global capitalism. The transformation of Europe and rise of Asia cannot be separated: each is the other's history.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1.5 hours; tutorials: 1.5 hours.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level (AQF level 8 or AQF level 9) Asian Studies course or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Previously 2013: AST631
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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