This unit looks at Asia's past, present and future in a global perspective. It makes use of the new approaches of world history and big history, and moves along large spatial and temporal scales. This unit prepares students to make sense of specific Asia-related subjects offered in more advanced units of study. In doing so, we will also examine some of the challenges Asia is facing today and think about Asia's place in our increasingly globalised world.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x2000wd exam (40%), 1x500wd tutorial writing task (20%), tutorial participation (10%)