Understanding Asia (1008IBA)

This course will provide an accessible multi-disciplinary introduction to the study of the East and Southeast Asian region. The course will examine themes in the region's history, and its processes of social, cultural, political and economic change. The course will also analyse the region's international relations, and in particular its relations with Australia. These countries just to the North of Australia contain some of the most colourful and the complex societies in the world. These issues are introduced in a series of themes that are presented in six broad areas: Studying Asia; Tradition and Modernity in East and Southeast Asian Societies; History and Politics in East and South East Asia; Economic Growth and Economic Challenge; International Relations and their Impact on East and South East Asia; Australia and Asia.The course also encourages you to take an interest in the current affairs of the region. Prerequisites: Nil Co-requisites: Nil Incompatible: Nil

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
24 February 2020
Last date to add a course
8 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
22 March 2020
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
26 April 2020

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The published class timetable below may no longer accurately reflect course delivery, with most classes transitioning to remote/online learning, wherever possible.  Please refer to your student email and Learning@Griffith course site for the most up to date arrangements.

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (10303) Open Friday 15:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6, 7 - 12
N16 0.03
Macrossan Building
Nathan Campus