• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jane Ferguson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ASIA6039
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Although Burma/Myanmar has long been overlooked as a dedicated subject of study, there is a growing interest in this country. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the history, society and contemporary politics of Burma. The first part of the course introduces the colonial and post-colonial history and politics of Burma. The second part examines a range of contemporary issues such as military rule, conflict and ethnic insurgency, refugees and human rights, the drugs trade, the environment, the economy, and debates around international pressure for change.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the semester, students will have a general understanding of the history, culture and politics of Burma/Myanmar, from pre-colonial to colonial, to post-colonial periods. In addition to the completion of two analytical essays on assigned topics, students will also carry out independent research papers on course-relevant topics of their own choosing, thus honing their library research skills and ability to critically assess relevant documents related to issues on Burma/Myanmar.

Indicative Assessment

10% tutorial attendance; 10% tutorial participation; 10% short answer questions, 40% Essay (3,000 words); 30% media commentary

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Workload

Students can expect to spend 11 hours on this course per week, inclusive of lectures, tutorial and independent study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses. Incompatible with ASIA6039

Prescribed Texts

A reading list to be provided in the course outline.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed Knowledge: ASIA1025 and ASIA1030.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3927 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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