Course Title: Modern Asia

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Modern Asia

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2138

City Campus

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009

COMM2138

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

COMM2377

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009

COMM2377

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017

COMM2550

Melbourne transfer to Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr. Chengju Huang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9718

Course Coordinator Email: chengju.huang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore a range of questions and issues around the cultural, political, economic and media development of Asia. Some of the major questions this course asks are: What is modernity? Is there an Asian variety of modernity with an identity of its own? How are politics, economy and culture in Asia modernised?

The course will encourage you to reflect on the diversity of Asian cultures. You will be encouraged to examine these issues as they relate to issues of communication.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Investigate issues and areas of Asian media within an academic and theoretical framework.
  • Critically examine similarities and differences between Western and Asian modernity.
  • Discuss theoretical concepts related to issues and elements that make Asia modern.
  • Identify and discuss the issues and elements that make Asia modern.


Program Learning Outcomes

 If you are enrolled in this course as a contextual studies course you will develop the following program learning outcome:

  • Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.
     

 For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication - Professional Communication (BP222), you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • critically analyse and apply a diverse and industry relevant body of knowledge and skills to the field of media and communications in a global context


 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities which may include project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include written and oral reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment