|AST||1000||44730||2, 2005||ONC||Australia, Asia and the Pacific||1.00||Toowoomba|
|Student contribution band:||1|
Australia is currently challenged to re-assess and re-define its regional identity in Asia and the Pacific, and to become more informed about the cultures and aspirations of adjacent countries. Australian professional people will increasingly encounter persons and cultures from Asia and the Pacific in their working and social lives. This course has been designed to prepare educated Australians for this professional experience.
Drawing upon a framework from the Social Sciences, the course provides basic information about, and analysis of, contemporary regional relationships. The role and impact of Australians in Asia and the Pacific, and Asians and Pacific Islanders in Australia will be examined. Attention will be given to the personal and social skills that will facilitate Australia's role in our region.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
|1.||Module 1: Introduction, Rationale for the Course
|2.||Module 2: A Sense of Place: In two parts.
2.1. First part: Issues of location, distance, transportation, climate, landforms, vegetation, population composition and dynamics, economic development, technological achievement and social change; variations within, and comparison with, Australia, Asia, and the Western Pacific - accompanied by maps, tables, readings, and review questions.
2.2. Second part: Entry of Europeans into the Asia-Pacific region.
|3.||Module 3: The Growth of Involvement
|4.||Module 4: A Sense of Urgency: Economic Imperatives Facing Australia in the Asia-Pacific Region.
|5.||Module 5: Understanding Culture: The Diversity of Human Ideas, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour.
|6.||Module 6: Tourism
|7.||Module 7: Regional Relations in the Asia Pacific / or Australia and Asia on Screen (for OnCampus Students)
|8.||Module 8: Understanding Culture: Coherence Systems. An Introduction to the religious belief systems of selected societies.
|9.||Module 9: A Sense of Direction: Australia's Regional Future
ALL textbooks and materials are available for purchase from USQ BOOKSHOP (unless otherwise stated). Orders may be placed via secure internet, free fax 1800642453, phone 07 46312742 (within Australia), or mail. Overseas students should fax +61 7 46311743, or phone +61 7 46312742. For costs, further details, and internet ordering, use the 'Textbook Search' facility at http://bookshop.usq.edu.au click 'Semester', then enter your 'Course Code' (no spaces).
DEC Study Package
Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.Contemporary Atlas,
|Laboratory or Practical Classes||16.00|
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg(%)||Due date|
|ORAL PRESENTATION||100.00||10.00||19 Jul 2005||(see note 1)|
|ESSAY PROPOSAL||5.00||5.00||16 Aug 2005|
|CMA 1||100.00||5.00||30 Aug 2005|
|ESSAY (2,000 WORDS MAX)||100.00||25.00||04 Oct 2005|
|TUTORIAL PARTICIPATION||5.00||5.00||28 Oct 2005||(see note 2)|
|2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION||100.00||50.00||END S2||(see note 3)|
|9.||(a) The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must lodge the assignment at the USQ. (b) Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within five days if required by the Examiner. (c) In accordance with University's Assignment Extension Policy (Regulation 5.6.1), the examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances such as documented ill-health. (d) Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in the course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of the course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM Incomplete-Makeup). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study. (e) Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or sit for an examination at the scheduled time, may apply to defer an assessment in the course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded: IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up). (f) 10% of the total marks available to students are offered as an incentive to students towards satisfying Objective 6 requirement to demonstrate oral and written skills in the analysis and discussion of examinable content through participation in weekly tutorial sessions.|