- Code ASIA2039
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
Although Burma/Myanmar has long been overlooked as a dedicated subject of study, there is a growing interest in this country. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the history, society and contemporary politics of Burma. The first part of the course introduces the colonial and post-colonial history and politics of Burma. The second part examines a range of contemporary issues such as military rule, conflict and ethnic insurgency, refugees and human rights, the drugs trade, the environment, the economy, and debates around international pressure for change.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the end of the semester, students will have a general understanding of the history, culture and politics of Burma/Myanmar, from pre-colonial to colonial, to post-colonial periods. In addition to the completion of two analytical essays on assigned topics, students will also carry out independent research papers on course-relevant topics of their own choosing, thus honing their library research skills and ability to critically assess relevant documents related to issues on Burma/Myanmar.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
10% tutorial attendance; 10% tutorial participation; 10% short answer questions, 40% Essay (3,000 words); 30% media commentary
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WorkloadStudents can expect to spend 11 hours on this course per week, inclusive of lectures, tutorial and independent study.
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