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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

Asian studies enables students to study specific issues across a range of Asian countries, cultures and societies and provides a broad comparative perspective across these areas of study. The interdisciplinary major is available to all students and has a particular relevance for those studying an Asian language.

The major in Asian studies draws on units not only in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, but also on units offered by most other schools. The units may be:

  • broadly Asian-focused
  • related exclusively to an individual country or region such as China, Japan, Korea or Southeast Asia
  • focused on a specific issue in a discipline such as history, politics, theatre studies, anthropology or English (provided the unit has a strong Asian component or otherwise allows for a marked Asian focus in a significant part of the unit).

Units

First-year level units

Students studying a sequence in Asian studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • ATS1318 Understanding Asia 1: Foundations
  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia 2: Transformations
  • ATS1327 Understanding contemporary Japan

For the purposes of a minor or major a first-year sequence in Asian studies can be replaced by a first-year sequence in any Asian language or a combination of any Asian language unit and one first-year level Asian studies unit.

Second/Third-year level units

Students studying a minor or major in Asian studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

Note: Non-Arts units are prohibited for students fulfilling a core arts requirement, for example, non-Arts units cannot count towards the 96 point Arts core necessary to qualify for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

* These units are normally taken as part of the Chinese language major. Upon consultation, students with no background in Chinese language may be permitted to enrol in these units, with assessment tasks modified to suit their needs.

Units not offered in 2011

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2430 Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
  • 2431 Diploma in Arts (Chinese Studies)
  • 2445 Diploma in Arts (Indonesian Studies)
  • 2446 Diploma in Arts (Japanese Studies)
  • 2366 Diploma in Languages (Chinese)
  • 2370 Diploma in Languages (Indonesian)
  • 2372 Diploma in Languages (Japanese)
  • 2373 Diploma in Languages (Korean)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing