Units of Study

Asian Studies Electives
As well as the units listed below, taught by the Asian Studies program, you can find Asian Studies electives on offer in the current year, taught by other departments and programs, in the Asian Studies Unit of Study Table in the FASS Undergraduate Handbook.

ASNS1601 - Introduction to Asian Cultures

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Matthew Stavros


This unit introduces key features of traditional Asian societies and cultures across different periods, up to the present. It lays the groundwork and provides a basis of comparison for students to understand the social transformations that these different Asian societies later underwent in modern times. Issues and themes may include: religion, ritual, and philosophical thought; sacred kings and capitals; hierarchy and social order; family, kinship and gender systems; art, architecture, and archaeology.


1x1000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%), tutorial exercises (20%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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