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2014 HMA221 Contemporary Asian Issues

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HMA321

Not Offered


In this unit, you will analyse selected contemporary issues affecting Asian countries and societies. Examples of such issues are democratisation, ethnic and religious relations, conflicts, human rights, population growth, environment degradation, position of women, and economic development. Specifically, you will examine sources of the issues, explore how they have developed, and assess their potential effects on the rest of the region and Australia. You will have opportunities to use theoretical concepts to examine other similar cases within the region. The assessment tasks are interlinked and designed to develop your analytical, communication, and creative skills. You will also be encouraged to develop a multidisciplinary perspective.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


HMA221: Tutorial-related Task (20%), Short written assignment (15%), Research essay (30%), 2-hour exam (35%)

HMA321: Tutorial -related Task (20%), Short written assignment (15%), Research essay (30%), 2-hour exam (35%)


1x 1.5hr lecture weekly; 1 x 50min tutorial weekly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,L
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Video conferencing - H,L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

Prereq HMA101 and HMA102 for students majoring in Asian Studies; 25% at level 100 in Arts for others
M.Excl HMA246/346

STAFF: tbc

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