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Study Asian Studies at Otago

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Overview

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary programme for students who wish to combine training in an Asian language with courses devoted to developing an understanding of the history, culture, politics and economics of the countries of the Asian region.

The programme is designed to develop not only linguistic ability, but also a wider appreciation of the nature of Asian societies and the traditions, values and beliefs of Asian peoples.

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Contact details

Department of Languages and Cultures
Division of Humanities
Arts Building
Albany St
Dunedin
Tel 64 3 479 9032
Fax 64 3 479 8689

Email languages@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/asianstudies

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Asian Studies (ASIA) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Asian Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

ASIA 101  Introducing Asia

RELS 102  Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

18

18

200-level

ASIA 201  Asian Popular Cultures, or ASIA 202  Special Topic: Global China

One of:
RELS 209 The Body in Asian Religions
RELS 212 Love and Heroism: Religions of South India
RELS 216 Zen Buddhism
RELS 226 Mahayana Buddhism
RELS 227 Buddhist Thought

One of ANTH 203, ARTV 206, CHIN 241, CHIN 242, CHIN 243, CHIN 244, HIST 204, HIST 211, JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244

18

18

 

18

300-level

ASIA 301  Topics in Asian Studies,  or ASIA 302  Special Topic: Global China

One of:
CHIN 342 Screening Chinese Cinemas
CHIN 343 Reading Chinese Literature in the World
CHIN 344 Writing China: Texts, Ideas and History
JAPA 342 Understanding Japanese Culture
JAPA 343 Issues in Japanese Culture Today
JAPA 344 Modern Japanese Fiction

Two of HIST 303, HIST 304, HIST 314, MANT 341, MANT 348, POLS 318, RELS 309, RELS 310, RELS 312, RELS 316, RELS 326, RELS 327, RELS 328

18

 

18

 

 

 

 

36

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Minor Subject Requirements

Asian Studies as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc) or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Paper Points
100-level

See below

200-level

See below

300-level

ASIA 101  Introducing Asia

ASIA 201  Asian Popular Cultures, or ASIA 202  Special Topic: Global China

ASIA 301  Topics in Asian Studies or ASIA 302  Special Topic: Global China

One of ARTV 206, CHIN 241, CHIN 242, CHIN 243, CHIN 244CHIN 334, CHIN 342, CHIN 343, JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244, JAPA 331, JAPA 342, JAPA 343, JAPA 344

One of ANTH 203, HIST 204, HIST 211, HIST 231, HIST 303, HIST 304, HIST 314, MANT 341, MANT 348, POLS 318, RELS 209, RELS 212, RELS 216, RELS 226, RELS 227, RELS 309, RELS 310, RELS 312, RELS 316, RELS 326, RELS 327, RELS 328

Must include at least two papers above 200-level.

18

18

18

Total   90

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