• 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

While many area studies courses have taken the nation-state as the initial unit of analysis and inquiry, this course shifts to look at margins and borders in order to understand the broader (sub) and (supra)state historic, economic, cultural, and political processes throughout the region of Mainland Southeast Asia. In so doing, this course is divided into two major parts: first, we will examine transnational historic processes which are themselves transgressive of state boundaries, and second, we will look at the ways in which borders themselves are mobilized as part of the state's assertion of sovereignty over geography, however incomplete this might be. In addition to assigned readings and two short essays, students will complete an independent research paper on a topic of their own choosing.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Through this course, students will engage in non-nation-based analyses of transnational economic, historical, and cultural processes. Topics for investigation include human migration/trafficking, the international narcotics trade, cosmopolitanism, and transnational culture flows. Students will hone their analytical skills and ability in written expression through assigned essays, as well as their independent research skills in a term project.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment/Undergraduate

Attendance/ Participation:                     20%              
Essay 1 (1,500 words, min)                   20%               
Essay 2 (1,500 words, min)                   20%                
Independent Research Paper (3,000w)   40%                 

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Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Preliminary Reading

Thongchai Winichakul, Siam Mapped

Andrew Walker, The Golden Boat

Horstmann and Wadley, eds. Centering the Margins

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9318 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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