- 2019

Undergraduate

Minor / Major

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Location

Clayton

An understanding of the Asian region and of the global impact of its countries, cultures and economies is of critical importance to all future professionals. This major combines an interdisciplinary approach with a rigorous research-led approach to examine a range of issues relating to the history, politics, society, economy and culture of Asian countries, as well as the variety of expression of individual experience. It focusses in particular on China, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, South Asia and although its units are taught and assessed in English, the major and its units might be combined with any of the Asian language majors as well as to a range of other majors.

Availability

Global Asia is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Clayton as a major and minor, and A0503 Diploma of Liberal Arts at Clayton as a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • analyse and evaluate the key concepts, theoretical frameworks and scholarly debates in the study of Asia, and specifically the impact of globalisation in Asia
  • apply a variety of analytical tools, including the use of digital tools and resources, and develop research and communication skills to explore and discuss issues pertaining to Asian societies and cultures in a global context.
  • recognise and apply discipline-specific research methods to examine the diversity of cultural values and world views in the Asian region.

Units

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Major Requirements (48 points)

Students complete:

  1. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points)
    • one of a first year unit in Chinese language, Indonesian language, Japanese language or Korean language
    • ATS1319 Global Asia
  2. One level 2 cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:
    • ATS2341 Asian imaginaries: Bollywood, manga and other fictions in Asian worlds
    • ATS2941 Asia's underside: violence, crime and protest
    • AMU2906 Genders, sexualities and religions in Southeast Asia
  3. One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:
    • ATS3089Not offered in 2019 Social institutions and power in Asia
    • ATS3627 Global cultures, media flows: Creating and consuming (popular) culture
    • AMU3560 Contemporary feminisms in Asia (Malaysia)
  4. Four units (24 points) from the elective list below, with at least two units at level 3.

Minor Requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minor.

Students complete:

  1. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points)
    • one of a first year unit in Chinese language, Indonesian language, Japanese language or Korean language
    • ATS1319 Global Asia
  2. Two level 2 or 3 units (12 points) as listed within the major including cornerstones, capstones and electives. It is highly recommended that students complete a level 2 unit before enrolling in a level 3 unit.

Elective List

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

  • ATS2160 Language, society and culture on the Korean Peninsula
  • ATS2161 Indonesia now: Culture, conflict and crisis management in the Asian century
  • ATS2249 Sustainable development in Southeast Asia
  • ATS2382Not offered in 2019 War and memory in the Asia Pacific: Legacies of World War II
  • ATS2596 The Vietnam War
  • ATS2620 The age of the Samurai
  • ATS2648 Contemporary Japan
  • ATS2653 Studies in Japanese interaction and language use
  • ATS2872 Topics in Indian philosophy
  • ATS2907Not offered in 2019 Islamic responses to the post-colonial age
  • ATS3079 The fall and rise of modern China: From opium war to opening up
  • ATS3156 Popular culture in North and South Korea
  • ATS3649 Japanese: Language and society
  • ATS3652 Japan as empire: From Meiji to 1945
  • ATS3823 Improvising musical traditions of South Asia
  • ATS3829 East Asia and its music: Silk road histories and popular contexts
  • ATS3897 Borderless media in East Asia
  • ATS3951 Japanese language in action
  • ATS3935 Professional practice

International study tours

  • ATS3210 Study tour: Crime and criminal justice in Asia
  • ATS2394Not offered in 2019/ATS3394Not offered in 2019 Australia and Asia
  • ATS3309 Producing and consuming Japan: a study tour through western Japan
  • ATS3208Not offered in 2019 In the footsteps of refugees

In Malaysia

  • AMU2448 Film genres
  • AMU2685 Malaysian studies
  • AMU2690 Discovering the Asia-Pacific study trips
  • AMU2785 Media, power and reporting in Southeast Asia
  • AMU2832 Postcolonial and diasporic literature
  • AMU2906 Genders, sexualities and religions in Southeast Asia
  • AMU2907 Sexual and reproductive health and rights in global contexts
  • AMU3127 Stardom: Celebrity, society and power
  • AMU3449 Reading social media: Sociotechnological literacies
  • AMU3451 Freedom and control in the media
  • AMU3560 Contemporary feminisms in Asia
  • AMU3565 Southeast Asian Cinema
  • AMU3575 Task force: Responding to global challenges
  • AMU3650 A world in crisis: Multilevel responses to global emergencies
  • AMU3744 Workplace learning internship

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • A0501 Diploma of Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.