East Asian Values and Beliefs
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Philosophy
Taught In English
Hours & Credits
OverviewStudents will explore East Asian values and beliefs, interpreting and critically evaluating established understanding of contributing socio-cultural and sociolinguistic factors, and how they manifest in attitude and behavior. The main focus is on the similarities and uniqueness of the two main superpowers, Japan and China, with opportunities to explore those of other East Asian countries. Students will evaluate how the application of this intercultural understanding would benefit their formal and informal interaction with people from East Asian cultures in their future careers.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.