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ATS1319: Global Asia

Faculty of Arts

Global Asia

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The unit provides a broad overview of major developments in Asia across the past two hundred years with a particular focus on Asia's place in the world today. It considers Asia's historic role at the centre of the global economy, its encounter with the West and the forces that reshaped the region. It focusses especially on areas of Asia such as China, Korea, India, Indonesia and Japan. The goal of the unit is to provide students with a solid basis of knowledge in the history of the region, either as the foundation for further studies on Asia, or as an important complement to their Asian language studies.


1 - Quiz/Quizzes - 10% 2 - In-class test - 30% 3 - Analytical exercise - 25% 4 - Essay - 35%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.