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.

ASNS2663 - Social Activism in Southeast Asia

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Thushara Dibley


This unit examines country-specific and transnational social movements in Southeast Asia, including those focused on labour, women, the environment and identity. During the semester we will explore how these movements emerged, what they have sought to achieve, and how successful they have been in promoting social change in the Southeast Asian region. The unit adopts a multi-disciplinary approach based on contemporary case study material from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore.


class participation (20%), 1x1hr in-class test (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%), 1xessay portfolio (equivalent to 1000wds) (15%), 1x2500wd essay (45%)


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


12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts Handbook.

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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