SPECIAL NOTE: Students are not required to have any previous knowledge of media, Asian studies, or politics.
DESCRIPTION This unit explores the relationships between knowledge, power, perception, and notions of truth which operate through the reporting of Asia. The unit moves beyond analysis of representations of Asia and Asians by examining how the media 'constructs Asia' through technical devices such as coding and framing, through technology, and through selective reporting. It raises questions regarding censorship, propaganda, globalisation of media and its impact on culture, the relationship between politics and media, the role of correspondents. Technology (television, video, the internet) is examined through discussing the Korean, Viet Nam, Gulf and Iraq wars. Various area case studies are used in the unit: India, China, Hong Kong, Bali, Indonesia and East Timor. 'Visual literacy' is one of the key themes of this unit. The unit examines key images from Asia and their impact, construction and meanings.
ASSESSMENT: 2-hr exam (40%); 1,500-word research essay (30%); short assignments and class work (total 1,500 words) (30%).
Please note: Students enrolled in HMA360 will address more complex essay questions to those set for HMA260
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Video conferencing - H,L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
HMA101 and HMA102 for students in Asian Studies; 25% at level 100 in Arts for others
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.