This introductory unit explores the histories and cultures of Asia across time, up to the modern era. The curriculum aims to provide both the essential knowledge and intellectual skills necessary for more advanced study of Asia, and to lay the groundwork for comparative investigation of trans-Asian phenomena. Topics 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.
1x1hr virtual online lecture(s)/week, 1x1hr live session/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
3x330wds each online writing tasks (25%), 1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x2.5hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)