• Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Benjamin Hillman
    • Dr Gerard McCarthy
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2019
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This study tour course will provide students with an introduction to contemporary, social, political and economic transformations in Myanmar. Students will participate in a preparatory seminar at ANU before spending two weeks in Myanmar with the academic convener. Lectures and workshops will be held at the University of Yangon, Myanmar's premier university. Guided site visits will incorporate locations of social, historical and political importance and will provide essential context for the issues considered in the course.

Students participating in this course in 2017 will be supported by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and will receive travel grants to assist with the cost of their in-country participation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and analyse some contemporary issues in Myanmar.
  2. Evaluate scholarly literature on Myanmar.
  3. Assemble material from a range of sources for a research project.
  4. Communicate research findings in formal academic and on-line formats.

Other Information

Further details and application information for this course can be found on the ANU Global Programs System [https://anu-au-sa.terradotta.com]. Students will be required to register on the ANU Global Programs System before submitting an application. Questions about the course and funding support for students can be directed to: cap.student@anu.edu.au Testimonials from the 2015 participants can be seen here [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFrwDdwQRck]. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Literature review (1000 words) - 25% (25) [LO null]
  2. Online contributions - 25% (25) [LO null]
  3. Contribution to pre-departure and in country activities - 10% (10) [LO null]
  4. Research report (2000 words) - 40% (40) [LO null]

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- Pre-reading
- Participation in a preparatory seminar
- Completion of literature review
- Participation in two week study tour
- Contribution to online discussion
- Participation in debrief session
- Completion of research report

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have successfully completed 24 units of university courses.

You will need to contact the Department of Political and Social Change to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None specified




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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6436 23 Jun 2019 23 Jun 2019 05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 In Person N/A

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