AIS Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Course Code and Title Bachelor Degree programme Minor Degree  Programmes
Asian and International Studies Asian Studies Development Studies International Studies Japanese Studies Korean Studies
AIS2012 Social Research Methods        
AIS2030 Traditions of Inquiry in the Social Sciences        
AIS2032 Hong Kong: Continuity and Change in a Global City        
AIS2036 The Asian Century        
AIS2040 History and Society in Asia        
AIS2041 Political and Social Development in China          
AIS2073 Understanding Culture in Japan and China through Film          
AIS2200 Introduction to International Politics Through Film        
AIS2914 Introduction to Japanese Society        
AIS2916 Introduction to Structure of Korean Language          
AIS2917 An Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature          
AIS2918 A Portrait of Japan : Experiencing Japanese Culture        
AIS2930 Japanese Language – Level 1          
AIS2931 Japanese Language – Level 2          
AIS2958 Introduction to Korean Society      
AIS2973 Korean I          
AIS2974 Korean II          
AIS3021 The State and Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia          
AIS3031 Political Dynamics in Asia        
AIS3032 State and Economy in Asia        
AIS3033 Culture and Change in Asia        
AIS3034 Environment and Society in Asia        
AIS3041 Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions I          
AIS3042 Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions II          
AIS3043 Problem-based Studies of Selected Asian Societies and Regions III          
AIS3046 Asian Migration and the Global Diasporas    
AIS3050 Development and Social Change in Asia          
AIS3054 Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia        
AIS3060 Special Topics in Asian Studies I        
AIS3061 Special Topics in Asian Studies II        
AIS3070 Special Topics in Development Studies        
AIS3121 Theories of International Relations        
AIS3123 Theories of Development        
AIS3124 Special Topics in International Studies I        
AIS3125 Special Topics in International Studies II        
AIS3126 International Political Economy      
AIS3544 Comparative Management: China, Japan, and South Korea    
AIS3800 Professional Internship          
AIS3810 AIS Study Tour      
AIS3908 Learning Japanese Language and Society through the Media          
AIS3932 Japanese Language – Level 3          
AIS3933 Japanese Language – Level 4          
AIS3982 Korean III          
AIS3983 Korean IV          
AIS3984 Korean Culture      
AIS4024 Environment and Society in Asia          
AIS4025 Globalization and Socio-Cultural Changes      
AIS4027 Religions and Society in Asia        
AIS4028 Women and Social Change in Asia      
AIS4042 Social Movements in an Age of Globalisation        
AIS4045 Political Sociology        
AIS4055 Youth and Politics in Asia        
AIS4060 Directed Research Project          
AIS4071 Globalization and the Environment          
AIS4072 Contemporary International Politics of the Asia Pacific        
AIS4104 China and the Global South      
AIS4122 International Organizations        
AIS4123 International Security        
AIS4124 Globalization and the Environment          
AIS4127 Poverty and the Politics of Aid        
AIS4130 U.S. Politics and Society        
AIS4132 Introduction to India      
AIS4140 The State and Development in Northeast Asia      
AIS4155 Directed Research Project          
AIS4201 International Relations: Conflict and Cooperation on Environment and Resources Problems      
AIS4405 Practical Korean Writing          
AIS4406 Practical Korean Speaking          
AIS4407 Understanding Korean Society through Film          
AIS4921 Japanese Culture          
AIS4929 Advanced Japanese for Business            
AIS4944 Practical Business Japanese I            
AIS4988 Contemporary Popular Culture of Korea          
AIS4994 Japanese Language – Level 5          
AIS4995 Japanese Language – Level 6          
GE1121 The Japanese Way of Tea: History, Arts, Architecture and Philosophy            
GE1209 Identity and Citizenship in a Globalized World            
GE2107 Ideology and Creativity: Unwrapping “Japanese Culture”            
GE2112 Vampires, Monsters and Teen Demons: A Study of the Gothic in Literature and Culture            
GE2117 Eat, Drink, Man, Woman: Cultural Identity of Koreans            
GE2120 Asian Values and Managerial Practices            
GE2126 Hermits, Lovers, Knights, and Ghosts: A Survey of Pre-modern Chinese Literature in Translation            
GE2205 Lifestyle Diversity and Choices            
GE2206 Sustainable Cities for the 21st Century            
GE2207 The Asian Century: Exploring the Rise of Asia As a Global Powerhouse            
GE2214 Gender, Culture and Society            
GE2215 Tourism, development and society            
GE2239 Food: Culture, Science and Society            
GE3102 Cultural Flows in East Asia            
GE3105 The Nuclear Imagination: Japan and Beyond            
GE4101 Madness and Literature            


Postgraduate Courses

Course Code and Title Master Degree Programme Research Degree
MA International Studies MA Modern Asian Studies MSoSc Development Studies
AIS5001 Theories and Approaches in Development Studies      
AIS5003 Project Planning and Management for Development      
AIS5014 Special Topics in Development Studies  
AIS5021 Asian Regional Governance      
AIS5023 International Political Economy      
AIS5024 The State and Economy in East Asia      
AIS5025 Theory in International Studies      
AIS5026 Research Design for the Social Sciences    
AIS5031 Security Studies      
AIS5032 Authoritarian Resilience and Democratic Change in East Asia  
AIS5034 East Asia and the US: Conflict and Interdependence  
AIS5038 Environmental Challenges in Asia and the World  
AIS5039 Human Rights in Asia  
AIS5040 BRIC Countries and the Emerging Global Order  
AIS5041 Special Topics in Asian and International Studies  
AIS5042 Political and Social Change in Southeast Asia and the Region      
AIS5043 Fieldwork Studies  
AIS5044 Religion and Development  
AIS5045 International Relations of Northeast Asia    
AIS5048 China and the Developing World    
AIS5049 International Organisations  
AIS5051 Woman and Politics in Asia  
AIS5054 Pop Culture in East Asia      
AIS5055 History of Sino-Japanese Relations  
AIS5056 Power and Culture in Buddhist Southeast Asia  
AIS5300 Politics & Social Movements in Developing Asia      
AIS5304 Development Policy and Advocacy  
AIS5308 Gender and Development  
AIS5312 Comparative Development in Asia      
AIS5335 Welfare Regimes and Social Protection in Asia  
AIS5336 Cutting-edge Cases in Development under Late Capitalism      
AIS5337 Disaster Management, Development and Regional Governance in Asia  
AIS5338 Indonesia: Politics and Society  
AIS5339 Labour and Development
(subject to approval)
 
AIS5340 Infrastructure Development in China
(subject to approval)
 
AIS5800 AIS Postgraduate Internship
- For full-time AIS postgraduate students only
- Subject to approval on the medium of instruction
 
AIS6013 Thesis    
AIS8123 Directed Study in Research Works      
AIS8124 Directed Study in Research Works II      
AIS8125 Research Methods for the Social Sciences