• 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, History, International Relations, Political Sciences, Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course will trace the emergence of the international order in Southeast Asia. It will examine the different types of polity that have been established in the region, and how they defined relations with their neighbours and with the more distant civilizations of China, India and the Muslim world. The course will examine the series of transformations in Southeast Asia's 'international' system which European colonial powers brought about, and will consider Southeast Asia's influence on the emergence of the global international relations system. Particular attention will be given to the dynamic of decolonization – to the transformation of political identities and the assumptions about state identity and international relations which shaped the present configuration of the region. The course will conclude with a consideration of the making of the post-colonial state system in Southeast Asia, including the creation of the ASEAN regional architecture and attempts to build a regional security community.

In assuming a historical perspective, the course will suggest ways in which the heritage of ideas about community – and relations between communities – continues to shadow 'international relations' in the region today.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the relations between Southeast Asian nations from a historical perspective.
  2. Summarise different scholarly perspectives on trends in Southeast Asian history.
  3. Demonstrate how an understanding of historical and cultural processes can inform analysis of current developments.
  4. Identify historical documents and discover their purposes and audiences.
  5. Apply critical analytical and research skills to produce an evidence-based argument.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A 3000 word research project (40) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  2. Three reflection papers (20) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Take home exam (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

Three hours per week of in-class time. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 48 units of university courses. This course is incompatible with ASIA6030.

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on Wattle.

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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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