Asian Studies Table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Asian Studies

Major

A major in Asian Studies requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Asian Studies requires 36 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000-level units of study

ASNS1200
Tibet and Central Asia: Nomads and Myths

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
ASNS1201
Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 1

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures
6      Semester 1
ASNS1602
Asia: Past, Present, Future
6      Semester 2
CHNS1601
Understanding Contemporary China
6    N ASNS1101
Semester 1

2000-level units of study

ASNS2002
Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 2
6    P ASNS1201
Semester 1
ASNS2010
Buddhism in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 2
ASNS2011
A Survey of Buddhism
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N BDST1602
Semester 1
ASNS2613
Chinese Thought
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N CHNS3641
Semester 2
ASNS2618
Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present
6    A Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester.
P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2118
Semester 1
ASNS2621
Buddhist Philosophy

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2313
Semester 1
ASNS2625
Buddhism in Modern Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2626
Religious Traditions of South Asia
6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
N RLST2003
Semester 2
ASNS2627
India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History
Summer Main
ASNS2631
Origins of Japanese Tradition

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points in Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Sanskrit, History, Ancient History or International and Global Studies


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
ASNS2634
Samurai and Merchants: Tokugawa Japan
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level each in either Asian Studies or History
N ASNS2304
Semester 1
ASNS2636
The Enigma of Japanese Power

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History
N ASNS2306 or JPNS2316
Semester 2
ASNS2641
Traditional Korea

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2501
Semester 1
ASNS2642
Modern Korea
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
N ASNS2502
Semester 2
ASNS2660
Islam, Trade and Society-Arabia to SE Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 Junior credit points of Indonesian Studies)
N ASNS2402
Semester 1
ASNS2661
History of Modern Indonesia
6    P 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2663
Social Activism in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 junior credit points from Table A
Semester 2
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 1
ASNS2669
Field Study in Southeast Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Asian Studies major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
ASNS2672
Japan in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 1
ANTH2601
The Ethnography of Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either Anthropology or Asian Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2645
Arts in Imperial China
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2003
Gender and Women in Chinese Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 1
CHNS2004
Introduction to Chinese Literature
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS
Semester 2
CHNS2010
Buddhism and Chinese Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Chinese Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2011
Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 2
CHNS2613
Communication and Social Change in China
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 1
CHNS2614
Understanding News About China

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies
Semester 2
HSTY2640
Twentieth-Century China
6    P 12 Junior credit points each in either History or Asian Studies
N HSTY3071 or HSTY3072
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

ASNS3001
Youth and Language in Southeast Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indonesian Studies
N ASNS2001
Semester 1
ASNS3002
Modern Japanese Social History

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Semester 1
ASNS3111
The Material Culture of Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies or Art History)
Semester 1
ASNS3616
Japanese Cinema and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies or 18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011
N JPNS3675
Semester 1
ASNS3618
Popular China

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Anthropology)
Semester 1
ASNS3664
Transforming Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History
N ASNS2664
Semester 2
ASNS3670
Mass Media in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
N ASNS2670 or ASNS2600
Semester 1
ASNS3690
Approaches to Research in Asian Studies
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies
N CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902
Semester 2
ARHT3646
Modern Art in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2646
Semester 1
ARHT3663
Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
CHNS3111
Global Chinese Literatures
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or International and Comparative Literary Studies
Semester 2
CHNS3633
Stories for a Modern China

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 Senior credit points in ICLS
Semester 1
CHNS3639
Chinese Cinema
6    P 12 Senior credit points each in either Chinese Studies or Asian Studies
Semester 2
GEOS3053
Asia-Pacific Field School
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOG3201 or GEOS3953

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive February
GEOS3953
Asia-Pacific Field School (Advanced)
6    P 6 credit points of Intermediate units of study in Geography.
N GEOS3053

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students must contact the unit coordinator no later than September in the year before taking this unit.
Intensive February
KRNS3675
Contemporary Korean Society and Culture
6    P (12 Senior credit points in Korean Studies) or (6 Senior credit points in Korean Studies and 6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies
N KRNS2500 or KRNS2675
Semester 1

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

Where this major is being completed as a first major towards a degree, students should ensure that the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study is undertaken.
Where this major is being completed as a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences towards a degree, the Industry and Community Project unit of study is the appropriate unit to select.
ASNS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
ASNS3998
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September
Semester 1
Semester 2