AIA300 - Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century
|Year||2017 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
The unit will provide the cultural and historical context for a critically important issue: Australia’s relationship with Asia. From the late nineteenth century there has been speculation about Australia’s Asian futures and the ways in which proximity to Asia would shape the nation. The unit will introduce students to debates over the nature of orientalism, race and representation as well as multiculturalism and cross-cultural awareness. In providing the Asian dimension to Australia’s history, the unit will connect the study of Australia to key developments in the region, not least decolonization and the discourses that surround ‘the rise of Asia’. Such a unit is particularly well-suited to be a capstone to an interdisciplinary Australian Studies program given that the Australian relationship with Asia draws upon history, politics, regional geographies and international relations along with literary and post-colonial studies.
Class/Online Exercises, 25%, 1000 words
Research and Writing Exercise, 25%, 1000 words
Essay, 50%, 2000 words
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