- Class Number 4403
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Prof Li Narangoa
- Prof Li Narangoa
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
For most of human history in Asia, the end of military and civil conflict was followed only by a renegotiation of the balance of power between the antagonists, and by the division of spoils among the victors. In the middle of the 20th century, in the aftermath of the Second World War, policy-makers became aware that the terms of peace could have a powerful impact on the likelihood of return to conflict. Significant progress has been made in developing peace-making processes that undercut the original causes of conflict and which thus diminish the possibility that conflict will recur. Architectures of international cooperation and inter-dependence also work to diminish the possibility of war.
The historical memory of conflict, however, has proven to be a serious and intractable obstacle to international harmony. The historical bitterness that afflicts Japan’s relations with Korea and China is greater now than at any time since the Second World War. Ancient antagonisms pit Cambodia against its two neighbours, Thailand and Vietnam. The memory of the massacre of communists in Indonesia 50 years ago looms as an issue in contemporary Indonesian politics.
Meanwhile, formal and informal reconciliation process in various countries of the region (including Korea, Cambodia and East Timor) have shed light on possible paths to preventing the legacies of bitter histories from causing ongoing conflict.
This course will critically analyse the processes used in dealing with the past, as well as the prospects and challenges for cooperation and reconciliation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. analyse the current territorial and political tension of Asia from a historical perspective;
2. evaluate different perspectives presented by scholars from different countries;
3. demonstrate an understanding of theories and practices of reconciliation in various cultural contexts;
4. debate the possibilities and challenges to reconciliation in Asia;
5. analyse the historical, economic and political underpinnings of memory of conflict in Asia.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Over the course of the semester, the topics will be as per below: Lectures plus seminar discussions. For detailed weekly schedule and readings please visit Wattle page. The lecture topic includes What is reconciliation||For weekly assessments and other information, see wattle page.|
|2||Reconciliation and Historical Injustice|
|3||Reconciliation between minority and state power|
|4||Reconciliation and religion|
|5||Migration and reconciliation|
|6||Politics of Memory|
|7||Prospects and challenges|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Forum Discussions||20 %||01/03/2020||31/05/2019||1,2,3,4,5|
|Essay Outline||10 %||28/03/2020||08/04/2019||3,4,5|
|Essay (4500-5000 words)||60 %||15/05/2020||15/06/2020||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,5
In class discussion every week.
This is 'due' in class each week, and student will receive feedback regularly. All students will have received feedback on this assessment by the end of the semester.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Five postings (4 forum postings and 4 responses to others' postings) to discussion forum (about150-300 words each)
You are required to post 4 discussions on the Reflective Discussion Forum during the course. They must all be in different weeks. You must also comment on 4 other students' posts in the weeks in which you have not posted. At least two of them have to be posted before pre--census date.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5
Write an outline (400-500 words) of your essay with a list of relevant bibliography of 12-15 entries.
Where feasible, marks will be returned within three weeks of the assessment deadline.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Essay (4500-5000 words)
Write an essay on a topic related to memories and/or reconconciliation. The essay should be fully referenced using footnotes (not in-text citations). The referencing system should be consistent. Students must be familiar with the university policy on plagiarism. See http://academichonesty.anu.edu.au/
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Essay is to be submitted through Turnitin. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date specified in the course outline.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for studentsThe University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
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