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  • Objectives
    The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts:- * is an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialise their knowledge across one area of study; * provides students with the scope to refine their analytical skills and research techniques; * provides the opportunity to specialise with strong foundation for the future progression to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters or PhD level; improves the scope of employment options and professional advancement.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Asian Studies)
  • Course description
    Option 1: For students who have completed level 3 in the language at the University of Melbourne or equivalent level at another institution:

        * Thesis 12,000 words
        * two advanced language subjects
        * three elective subjects

    Option 2:

        * Thesis 12,000 words
        * five elective subjects

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-580  Asian Studies Thesis
    Students will be required to write a thesis of 12 000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor. They will also be required to present a seminar paper on the results of their research.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Advanced Language Subjects

    Students enrolling in these subjects must have a minimum of level 3 language skills or equivalent.

    Students may substitute an Asian language that is offered by another tertiary institution at a suitable level but is unavailable at The University of Melbourne with the permission of the course coordinator.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-490  Postgraduate Arabic A
    This subject consists of two parts. The first is a program of instruction in communicative language use; the second is a READING course and series of seminars on the use of Arabic language materials for research purposes. The level of study, content,...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-491  Postgraduate Arabic B
    A continuation in the second semester of Postgraduate Arabic A.     Semester 2     12.50

    110-492  Postgraduate Chinese A
    This subject will consist of two parts. The first part is a program of instruction in communicative language use; the second is a reading course and series of seminars on the use of Chinese language materials for research purposes. The level of study...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-493  Postgraduate Chinese B
    A continuation in the second semester of 110524.     Semester 2     12.50

    110-494  Postgraduate Japanese A
    This subject will consist of two parts. The first part is a program of instruction in communicative language use; the second is a READING course and series of seminars on the use of Japanese language materials for research purposes. The level of stud...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-495  Postgraduate Japanese B
    A continuation in the second semester of Postgraduate Japanese A.     Semester 2     12.50

    110-496  Postgraduate Indonesian A
    This subject will consist of two parts. The first part is a program of instruction in communicative language use; the second is a READING course and series of seminars on the use of Indonesian language materials for research purposes. The level of st...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-497  Postgraduate Indonesian B
    Postgraduate Indonesian A     Semester 2     12.50

    Electives


    With the permission of the course coordinator and the Lecturer-in-Charge, students may take relevant fourth year level subjects from other faculties, eg. Law, Economics and Commerce.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    110-590  Critical Asian Perspectives
    This subject aims to consolidate and develop fourth year and postgraduate coursework students' intellectual conception of the interdisciplinary field of Asian Studies. Students will deepen their understanding of their chosen field through readin...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-448  Supervised Reading (Asia Institute)
    This subject offers students the chance to undertake independent research in their respective disciplines in areas of interest to them, and present the findings in a scholarly manner. Topics might include aspects of regional history, ethnic groups, l...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    110-592  Education and State Power in China
    As the society with the world’s oldest tradition of state-sponsored examinations and some of the most radical government-initiated educational reforms in the modern world, China is a particularly significant site for the analysis of relat...     Semester 1     12.50

    131-422  Asia in Paradigms of World History
    This subject explores changing paradigms in world history with particular reference to Asia. Hegel supposed that China and India lay outside the domain of world history, waiting to be drawn into it by a youthful and vigorous Europe, whose rise marked...     Semester 2     12.50

    110-446  Topics in Chinese Studies
    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. ...     Semester 1     12.50

    106-432  Cultural Studies in Asia     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-405  History, Memory and Violence in Asia
    The history wars between Japan and China over JapanÂ’s war time roles periodically cause diplomatic fall outs between these two countries. Within the borders of Indonesia, India and Cambodia memories of violence are equally co...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-415  Middle Eastern Wars: Jihad & Resistance
    The basic meaning of the word Jihad is 'effort,' one to achieve a positive goal. The effort can be personal and spiritual, to achieve piety and moral integrity, or collective and physical participation in warfare to protect or advance a mor...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-422  Asia in Paradigms of World History
    This subject explores changing paradigms in world history with particular reference to Asia. Hegel supposed that China and India lay outside the domain of world history, waiting to be drawn into it by a youthful and vigorous Europe, whose rise marked...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-463  World War Two in Asia and the Pacific     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-546  Gender, Globalisation and Development
    This subject examines the relationships between gender, globalisation and development in selected regions of Asia and the Pacific, drawing on the theoretical perspectives and insights of a number of social science and humanities disciplines. On compl...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-458  Topics in Indonesian Studies
    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on topics of contemporary or special interest. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. Where appro...     Semester 1     12.50

    110-474  Topics in Japanese Studies
    This subject involves a series of seminar presentations and discussions on a topic or topics of contemporary or special interest. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on current events and the interests of the particular cohort of students. ...     Semester 1     12.50

    161-443  Political Philosophy
    The subject will examine topics in political philosophy. These may change from year-to-year, but might include issues concerning the state, war, social justice etc.     Semester 2     12.50

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