Modern Asia

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Asia

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Intercultural Communications

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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. 


    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.


    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: 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: 


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