HIST195 Asian Pasts

Updated: 18 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ASST100 or HIST140 or HIST141 or HIST142 or HIST195 prior to 2012
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit explores the traditions and history of Asia before the modern era. The treatment is both thematic and chronological, covering the histories of East, Southeast and South Asia, as well as the cultural impact of the main religious and philosophic traditions, traditional polities and economies, class relations, the position of women and the significance of cultural adaptation in Asian history.

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Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a knowledge of, and analyse the history of traditional Asia, including important themes, issues and historical trends;
  2. critically discuss and evaluate common preconceptions about traditional Asian civilisations and histories, especially notions of Asia as unified, homogeneous and unchanging;
  3. display a basic understanding of the principles, standards, practices and methods of the discipline of history;
  4. evaluate and synthesise evidence from a range of primary and secondary sources to identify broad similarities and differences in the histories and cultures of traditional Asian societies; and
  5. display essential research, analytical and written communication skills through the independent planning and execution of a major essay in which they apply a broad understanding of concepts and historical themes, issues and trends to the analysis of one or more specific contexts.