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ASN2010 - Global Change and Changing Identities in Asia

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Prof Ross Mouer


Not offered in 2007


This unit is structured around several modules and incorporates contributions from the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, economics, gender studies, history, linguistics and politics as relevant to the understanding of social change. After considering the problems inherent in 'Asia' as a concept, it will examine some of the following topics in a comparative manner. The exact selection of topics to be covered in any given offering of the subject may vary from year to year.


Students successfully completing this subject will have acquired:

  1. A basic exposure to a range of approaches to understanding Asian societies and cultures.
  2. A grounding in key facts about the state of private and public spheres of socio-cultural life in countries where change is occurring at a very rapid place.
  3. A familiarity with some methodologies used for furthering our knowledge about Asian societies.


Major Essay (2500 words): 40%
Test (one hour, 1000 word equivalent): 20%
Seminar presentation (10 minutes, 1000 word equivalent): 20%
Minor essay (1000 words): 20%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour seminar) per week