• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest Development Studies, International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Edward Aspinall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

This course will look at the nature of ethnic identity, the ways in which ethnically-based conflicts have emerged within states, the internationalization of ethnic conflict, and the search for means of managing ethnic tensions and resolving conflicts when management strategies fail. It will draw on case studies from Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India, and the Pacific.

Learning Outcomes

Through this course students will develop a good understanding of the theories about the origins of ethnicity, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and about several of the main ethnic conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region, and of attempts to manage and resolve them. The course will also enhance students' ability to relate abstract social science theory to real-world empirical cases.

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Indicative Assessment

Class participation - 10%, Reading Comments, 20%, Large Essay 40% and Exam 30%.  5,000 - 6,000 words in total.

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Workload

8 hours per week: two for seminar attendance, and six for reading and writing. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.

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
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9685 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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