• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Chintana Sandilands
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2014
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Students will explore issues relating to international relations, transnational security and regional trade. They will also explore the experiences of various ethnic minority groups in considerable detail. This course will engage students in an interactive approach to learning the Thai and ethnic languages alongside a structured introduction to the cultures, societies and politics of mainland Southeast Asia's frontiers.

On the ground in northern Thailand students' developing linguistic and analytical skills will be tested and refined during four-weeks of structured field exercises, language training and academic seminars.  Taking account of the broad complexities of these Southeast Asian borderlands, this course puts the challenges of greater regional integration in comparative and transnational perspective.

Placements will be subject to availability and security assessment. 

Students are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University’s control (for example: the onset of specific international security concerns, or international health crises) it may not be possible for this program to run or it may be terminated at short notice or without notice. STUDENTS ENTER THIS PROGRAM AT THEIR OWN RISK.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on four components:

1.  In-country attendance and participation in academic and non-academic activities (15 per cent)

2.  Thai language communication skills. Assessment will be based on student’s efforts to communicate with local people in the Thai language throughout the duration of the course. Assessment will be conducted by the Thai language convenor. (30 per cent)

3.  Ethnic language skills. Assessment will be based on students’ efforts to communicate throughout the duration of the course. Assessment will be conducted by appropriately qualified language staff. (15 per cent)

4.  Research paper based on field experiences in Southeast Asia. (40 per cent)

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Workload

This intensive course is the equivalent of two semester-long ANU courses conducted over 4 weeks in the winter session (23 June - 18 July 2014).

The first week of the course (23 - 27 June) is an intensive preparation held at ANU in Canberra.

Students will conduct field study and research in Thailand and the border area from 30 June - 18 July 2014.


Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

Chachavalapongpun, Parvin, A Plastic Nation: The Curse of Thainess in Thai-Burmese Relations, Lanham, University Press of America, 2005.

Fink, Christina, Living Silence: Burma Under Military Rule, Bangkok, White Lotus, 2001.

Lang, Hazel, Fear and Sanctury: Burmese Refugees in Thailand, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2002.

Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, History of Thailand, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

South, Ashley, Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma, London, Routledge Curzon, 2003.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $00 per unit
2004 $00 per unit
2005 $00 per unit
2006 $00 per unit
2007 $00 per unit
2008 $00 per unit
2009 $00 per unit
2010 $00 per unit
2011 $4848
2012 $4944
2013 $4944
2014 $4956
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $00 per unit
2004 $00 per unit
2005 $00 per unit
2006 $00 per unit
2007 $00 per unit
2008 $00 per unit
2009 $00 per unit
2010 $00 per unit
2011 $6480
2012 $6480
2013 $6480
2014 $6492
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5435 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person N/A

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