• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject International Relations

This course provides a detailed investigation into the history, working and challenges/opportunities facing regional order and questions of human rights in Southeast Asia. The course is designed to examine the origins, contemporary relevance, nature and future of human rights promotion and protection in Southeast Asia from a regional and institutional perspective by juxtaposing the growing commitment to rights within ASEAN, the shifting fortunes of domestic and regional civil society, and the participation of regional states in extra-regional rights activities, most notably at the United Nations. In doing so it seeks to explain Southeast Asia's unique approach to institutionalising human rights, and to provide students the opportunity to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. The course provides an opportunity to assess the multi-institutional nature of the Southeast Asian human rights space through considering the role of domestic, regional, transnational and global actors.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. identify the key concepts, issues and challenges that influence regional order and human rights in Southeast Asia;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the sources of these concepts, issues and challenges and their historical development in the region;
  3. use these concepts in order to critically analyze and evaluate; and 
  4. develop the writing, research, and analytical skills needed to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, their own perspectives on these issues

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial presentation   10%                
  2. Review Piece              20%
  3. Research Essay          40%
  4. Final Examination       30% 

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Workload

35 contact hours per semester

A 2-hour lecture session per week for 12 weeks and a 1-hour tutorial per week for 11 weeks of the  semester

Prescribed Texts

Reading material provided via Wattle

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 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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
3910 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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