Unit descriptions A - B

ANHS6905 Supervised Reading Course 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The unit offers a course of individual study agreed between the Department and the student on topics in Ancient History or related disciplines. Students consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANHS6906 Supervised Reading Course 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The unit offers a course of individual study agreed between the Department and the student on topics in Ancient History or related disciplines. Students consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANHS6908 MA Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Assessment: research and writing toward a 14000 word dissertation (to be followed by ANHS6909) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In ANHS6908 and ANHS6909 (following) students research and write a supervised dissertation of about 14,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed dissertation counts for 2 units of study (12 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment. Available to Master of Arts candidates only.
ANHS6909 MA Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Prerequisites: ANHS6908 Assessment: completion and submission of a 14000 word dissertation (begun in ANHS6908) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In ANHS6908 (mandatory prerequisite) and ANHS6909 students research and write a supervised dissertation of about 14,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed dissertation counts for 2 units of study (12 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment. Available to Master of Arts candidates only.
ANHS6910 Treatise Part 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Assessment: research and writing toward a 20000 word treatise (followed by ANHS6911) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolled in the Master of Letters (MLitt) only will research and write a supervised treatise of about 20,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed treatise counts for four units of study (24 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANHS6911 Treatise Part 2

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Prerequisites: ANHS6910 Assessment: completion and submission of 20000 word treatise (following ANHS6910) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolled in a Master of Lettters (MLitt) only will research and write a supervised treatise of about 20,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed treatise counts for four units of study (24 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANTH6910 Supervised Reading I

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2000wd literature review (40%) and 3000wd essay (60%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is one of four postgraduate units of study designed to consolidate an understanding of contemporary debates within the discipline of anthropology and give students the skills required to frame a specific research project. Key questions include: (1) do cultural processes create their own space-time? (2) do they create different kinds of places? (3) the implications of processes of reterritorialisation; (4) the implications of these questions for an anthropological methodology based on fieldwork.
ANTH6911 Supervised Reading II

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2000wd literature review (40%) and 3000wd essay (60%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
What is culture? One of the most influential concepts of the twentieth century has also been a central idea in anthropology. This unit will trace some major twists and turns in definition of the concept of over the past century. In particular, the unit will consider whether or not the culture concept as presently construed is compatible with a global world and with current forms of critical thought.
ANZG6006 Delivering Public Value

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: External Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6007 Decision Making under Uncertainty

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2b Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: External Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6008 Designing Public Policies and Programs

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: External Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6009 Government and the Market Economy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: External Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6010 Leading Public Sector Change

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1b Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: External Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6011 Governing by the Rules

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: External Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6012 Work Based Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: External Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ARHT5908 The Business of Art

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catriona Moore Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 4x250wd blog postings on research project (20%), 1x200wd equivalent class presentation (10%), 1x3500wd essay (70%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to historical and theoretical perspectives on changing notions of value (aesthetic and monetary) in art markets, conflicts of interest in collecting and exhibiting works of art, ethical issues invloved in corporate sponsorship of exhibitions and prizes, corporate museums, funding issues in the private and public sectors, the rise of satellite museum collections (in places like Bilbao and Las Vegas), the relationship between art museums and tourism, and corporate justification of interventions in the art world.
ARHT6914 Art and Curatorship

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louise Marshall Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x1000wd assignments (2x25%), 1x2000wd exhibition proposal (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to object-based skills and issues in the history of art. It considers issues and problems related to connoisseurship, conservation, display and interpretation in the context of museums and art galleries. The unit also provides an introduction to the materials and techniques of art production. Much of the material is presented on-site by curators of the Art Gallery of NSW.
ARHT6920 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catriona Moore Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: consultation with supervisor as arranged Assessment: research and writing towards a dissertation of 12000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must also enrol in ARHT6921 the following semester.
Master degree candidates only may undertake research and writing on an approved topic towards a dissertation of 12000 words under the supervision of an academic staff member. The topic is elective. Art Curatorship students have the option of writing a thesis in the form of an exhibition plan and catalogue essay. The dissertation is equivalent to two units of study. Students enrol in ARHT6920 Dissertation 1 in their first semester of research and complete by enrolling in ARHT6921 Dissertation 2 in the following semester.
ARHT6921 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catriona Moore Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: consultation with supervisor as arranged Prerequisites: ARHT6920 Assessment: completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000 words (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Master degree candidates only may undertake research and writing on an approved topic towards a dissertation of 12000 words under the supervision of an academic staff member. The topic is elective. Art Curatorship students have the option of writing a thesis in the form of an exhibition plan and catalogue essay. The dissertation is equivalent to two units of study. Students enrol in ARHT6920 Dissertation 1 in their first semester of research and complete by enrolling in ARHT6921 Dissertation 2 in the following semester.
ARHT6923 Gallery Internship

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louise Marshall Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: 1x1000wd project journal (20%), 1x2500-3000wd internship report (40%), workplace supervisor's report (30%), 1x presentation (10%) Practical field work: internship of 20 days Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Professional Practice Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The gallery internship is a compulsory, project-based internship of 20 days minimum in an art gallery, museum or other appropriate art organisation in Sydney, elsewhere in Australia or overseas. Internships invite critical reflection on contemporary art curatorial practice, foster the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and greatly enhance students' employment prospects in the art museum and gallery sector. Projects are supervised by a professional from the host institution and might include curatorial and collection research, exhibition development and installation, assisting in public programs, object conservation or museum registration.
ARHT6935 The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Mary Roberts Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd seminar paper (30%) and participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study explores the art museum from its origins in Renaissance and Baroque princely and aristocratic collections, through to the creation of new public spaces and institutions for exhibiting art in the 18th and 19th centuries, including national Academies and international exhibitions. Shifting conceptions of the role of the art museum will be addressed: from public instruction to nation building and mass entertainment. The final section explores current debates, including those posed by an expanding range of new media and changing audience perceptions.
ARHT6936 Biennales, Triennales & Contemporary Art

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catriona Moore Session: Semester 1 Classes: Please consult department for class schedule Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (75%), 1x1000wd class presentation in situ at the Biennale (25%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the historical emergence and rapid growth of contemporary international surveys of art since the 1960s. The Biennales, Triennales, Documentas and related international exhibitions are a spectacular cornerstone of today's global art industry. The proliferation of museums, exhibitions, art fairs and cultural events at the international level are now competing with other areas of mass entertainment. In particular, the international contemporary art survey has become a pre-eminent, critical platform for art, trade and cultural politics. The unit is run in conjunction with the Biennale of Sydney. It is an intensive class, with a large component held in situ at Biennale exhibitions, performances, conferences and satellite events.
ARHT6937 Curating Asian Art

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catriona Moore Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2400wd curatorial research portfolio (40%), participation and seminar workshop (20%), 1x2000wd exhibition proposal (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit investigates the development of Asian art exhibitions and the role of the curator of Asian art. Course material will be based on the broad range of activities of local curators, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Asian Australian Arts Centre. Issues examined include museum policy, research resources, staffing structures, publicity and educational activities. Comparative case studies will be made of pre-modern, modern and contemporary Asian art exhibitions.
ARHT6939 The Documentary Film

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Richard Smith Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week pre film screening, 1x2-hr film screening/week,1x1-hr seminar/week post film screening Assessment: 1x1500wd seminar paper (25%), 1x2500wd research essay (60%), participation and seminar presentation (15%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the theory, practice and criticism of documentary filmmaking from its inception to the present. It will focus on key movements and filmmakers as a means of tracking and assessing critical changes to the status and value of the 'truth claims' of the documentary. The unit will move towards a critical assessment of the slow erosion of the distinction between the documentary image and the fiction image in its place in new media.
ARHT6942 Art Gallery Internship 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louise Marshall Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr introductory seminars, 2-4x1-hr group presentations Assessment: 1x500-1000wd oral presentation (10%), 1x1000wd project journal (20%), 1x3000wd internship report (40%), 1x workplace supervisor's report (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Professional Practice Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Gallery Internship 2 is the second compulsory internship for art curatorship students. Internships are project-based placements of 20 days in an art gallery, museum or other appropriate art organisation in Sydney, Australia or overseas. Internships invite critical reflection on contemporary art curatorial practice, foster the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and greatly enhance students' employment prospects in the art museum and gallery sector. Projects are supervised by a professional from the host institution and may include curatorial and collection research, exhibition development and installation, assisting in public programs, object conservation or museum registration.
ARHT6953 Backstage at the Mitchell Library

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anita Callaway Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd seminar presentation (25%), 1x4000wd written research project/essay (75%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit engages with the special collections of the Mitchell Library, which is renowned as a repository for both Australasian art works and the historical documentation that supports them. Integrating the practical and scholarly elements of art history and art curatorship, it provides hands-on training in combining visual analysis with primary research. Relevant issues include the relationship of object and text, the comparison of contemporary perspectives with historical records, and the reliability of primary and secondary sources.
ARIN6901 Network Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chris Chesher Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd online themed presentation (20%), 1x1000wd weblog (20%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), participation (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Is the network the distinctive mode of organisation for the 21st century? The Internet is the paradigmatic mode of decentralised many-to-many communication that interconnects with the century-old telecommunications and broadcasting networks. Geopolitical networks have displaced left/right Cold War oppositions. Social and professional networks extend influence beyond traditional institutional and family allegiances. Network models have challenged rationalist rule-governed models of thought and practice. The interdisciplinary critical analysis of current research, theory and debates will allow students to understand and evaluate the significance of networks in the contemporary world.
ARIN6902 Internet Cultures and Governance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chris Chesher Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd report to government (25%), 1x1000wd editorial article (25%), 1x2500wd essay (35%), tutorial exercises and participation (15%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of social and economic life. This unit of study gives students an understanding of the underlying standards and regulations that impose constraints and open up opportunities for individuals and organisations to make strategic use of the global Internet infrastructure. The Internet provides a case study of how politics manifest not only in public rhetoric and policy, but also in the design of information architectures and interactive systems.
ARIN6904 Mobile Media and Games

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chris Chesher Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd review and presentation on a game/app (25%), 1x2500wd critical essay on games/mobile culture (40%), 1x1000wd written concept for game or mobile app (25%), participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Prominent in the mediascapes of the 21st century are two recent platforms that support practices of individualised mobility and play: networked mobile devices and computer games. This unit of study critically examines the aesthetics, politics and everyday uses of these emerging cultural technologies. We draw on new media studies, game studies and platform studies to explore themes such as the complication of leisure and work spaces, new media industries, gamification, playbour and mobile social media.
ARIN6905 New Media Audiences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathy Cleland Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: ARIN6903 Assessment: 1x1500wd seminar presentation (20%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd case study reviews (blog) (30%), seminar participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Media audiences are experiencing knowledge, art and entertainment in novel ways as cultural industries increasingly take up emerging technologies. New Media Audiences investigates the range of contemporary practices of production, distribution and consumption associated with digital tools. We examine the sites where audiences experience digital media: art galleries, cinemas, theatres, homes, mobile devices, public spaces, workplaces and online. We analyse how these spaces and interfaces structure audience experience, afford interaction and encourage participation.
ARIN6911 Project in Digital Communications

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chris Chesher Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x1-hr supervision meetings Assessment: 1x2000wd project critical analysis (40%) and 1x4000wd equivalent major project (60%) OR 1x6000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students complete a major project. Working with a supervisor, the student may choose to deliver either: (a) a major piece of research for publication in an appropriate print or online academic journal, or (b) a major computer-based project (such as a web site, creative work or other information system implementation) accompanied by a critical analysis of the context and objectives of the project.
ARIN6912 Digital Research and Publishing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Grant Bollmer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd journal article (40%), 2x500wd referees' reports (20%), 1x500wd equivalent presentation (20%), participation (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces desktop and Internet skills for conducting research, managing peer review and publishing an online journal. It also addresses the wider social and epistemological transformations in cultural practices of knowledge generation, management and consumption associated with new technologies. It offers essential skills for all students interested in contemporary research and a reflexive view of the historical and cultural contexts of networked digital research technologies.
ARIN6920 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chris Chesher Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: Research and planning towards dissertation of 12000-15000wd Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The dissertation units support students in conducting a supervised research project, leading towards a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words in ARIN6921. Students in the Master of Digital Communication and Culture with a good track record should express interest to the Postgraduate Coordinator, and prepare a research proposal before the start of semester. Students meet with a supervisor to develop their project, and attend regular research meetings.
ARIN6921 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chris Chesher Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: ARIN6920 Assessment: Dissertation of 12000-15000wd Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Complete the research and writing on the project begun in ARIN6920 Dissertation Part 1.
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Louise Katz Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x500wd critical analysis exercise (20%), 1x1500wd essay (35%), 1x2500wd reflection journal (20%), 1x seminar presentation equivalent to 500 words (20%), participation (5%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
This unit of study is designed to support International students in developing an understanding of critical analysis and its use as an effective basis for argument. Students will be introduced to the critical and communication practices appropriate to postgraduate study in the humanities. They will develop key attributes in the areas of research and inquiry, ethical, social and professional understanding, and communication relevant to their academic studies and in preparation for their professional lives.
ASNS6010 Asian Language Acquisition 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Assessment: written assignments and quizzes (equivalent to 3000wds) (70%), class tests (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to begin or improve their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6011 Asian Language Acquisition 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Assessment: written assignments and quizzes (equivalent to 3000wds) (70%), class tests (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to improve their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6012 Asian Language Acquisition 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Assessment: written assignments and quizzes (equivalent to 3000wds) (70%), class tests (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to further develop their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will advance to intermediate levels of Asian language study to develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6013 Asian Language Acquisition 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Assessment: written assignments and quizzes (equivalent to 3000wds) (70%), class tests (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to further develop their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will advance to higher intermediate levels of Asian language study to develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. in addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6091 Dissertation in Asian Studies (1)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 day induction week 2 or 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Assessment: Research and writing towards a dissertation of 10000-15000wds in length (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a dissertation of 10-15000 words on an approved topic under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Students should consult the postgraduate coordinator to formulate a topic prior to enrolment. Agreement of a supervisor must also be secured before enrolment. This unit is followed by ASNS6092.
ASNS6092 Dissertation in Asian Studies (2)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 day induction week 2 or 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: ASNS6091 Assessment: Completion and submission of a dissertation of 10000-15000wds in length (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a dissertation of 10-15000 words on an approved topic, written under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Follows ASNS6091.
ASNS6097 Supervised Reading in Asian Studies (1)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
An opportunity, subject to special authorisation, to pursue individual interests under the direction of a qualified staff member in the relevant department. Students authorised to enrol in a supervised reading unit will complete a program of readings selected in consultation with the supervisor, that will be equivalent to the total workload for a normal 6 credit point postgraduate unit. Students will be required to produce 5000 words of written work in English and to meet regularly with the supervisor to report on and discuss the agreed readings.
ASNS6098 Supervised Reading in Asian Studies (2)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
An opportunity, subject to special authorisation, to pursue individual interests under the direction of a qualified staff member in the relevant department. Students authorised to enrol in a supervised reading unit will complete a program of readings selected in consultation with the supervisor, that will be equivalent to the total workload for a normal 6 credit point postgraduate unit. Students will be required to produce 5000 words of written work in English and to meet regularly with the supervisor to report on and discuss the agreed readings.
ASNS6900 Contemporary Asian Societies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Olivier Ansart Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 3xessays (equivalent to 5000wds total) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is a compulsory core unit for the Master of Asian Studies. The unit will explore some of the most challenging and sensitive issues confronting Asian societies today while providing training in the conceptual methods used to critically and objectively examine those issues. Where do globalization and rapid economic change leave human rights, minority groups, women, civil society, environment, the poor and the ideals of religious and cultural integrity? Case studies will be used to illustrate concepts, theories and critical methods that can help our thinking on such issues.
ASNS6903 Theory and Method in Asian Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Olivier Ansart Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd mid-semester essay (30%), 1x3000wd final essay (50%), class performance including oral presentation (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is open only to MA (research) and Honours students. Students will be introduced to the theories and intellectual perspectives in humanities and social sciences that are important in the Asian context. They will also learn different methodological approaches to Asian Studies, including archival and library research, ethnographic fieldwork, and interview techniques. Students will pursue their own research projects to apply and demonstrate some of the theories and research methods they have learned.
ASNS6905 Asian Popular Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Suter, Prof Adrian Vickers Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd analytical report on an Asian media item (30%), 1x3500wd major essay (60%), class participation (10%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Asia is fast becoming the centre of new developments in the mass media. Focusing on East and Southeast Asia, this unit will introduce major regional trends in film and television, differences in media systems, and cross-cultural understandings of Asian media. Particular focus will be on the analysis of feature films and television from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and/or China, and on pan-Asian developments. These analyses will include discussions of the social, cultural and political roles of media.
ASNS6906 Communicating in Asian Contexts

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nerida Jarkey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: class preparation and participation (10%), groupwork data-gathering presentation and report (1500wd equiv) (30%), 1x2000wd report/essay (30%), 1x1hr exam (equivalent to 1000wd) (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit takes a cross-cultural approach to analysing the interactions of speakers of Asian languages and other language backgrounds, both Asian and non-Asian. Theoretical approaches are introduced through case studies, focusing on cultural key words, language systems and interaction styles. Students will reflect on their own cultures, languages and interaction styles, and undertake 'cross-cultural' or 'intercultural' research, using secondary and primary sources (including videos, interviews, chat rooms). This is not a language unit; no knowledge of Asian languages is assumed.
ASNS6908 Media Industries in East Asia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ki-Sung Kwak Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1xpresentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 1x1500wd industry report (30%), 1x2500wd major essay (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the development and challenges of media industries in East Asia; Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, and China. It takes a broad comparative approach to identify political, economic, social, cultural and technological factors that affect the industries in this dynamic region. The unit covers various aspects of old and new media in the region, such as development and transformation of media industries, state regulation and policy, and the implications of the emergence of new communications technologies.