- Code HUMN6004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Humanities
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, Cultural Studies, European Languages, Gender Studies, Asian Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Global Vietnam is a two-week in-country intensive course that offers students the opportunity to experience first-hand the imbricated issues of gender, labour and migration in contemporary Vietnam from a broad cultural studies perspective. The course is based in Hanoi, the nation’s capital, and in addition to offering basic language and cultural awareness instruction (i.e., survival language and etiquette), draws upon expertise from ANU staff, local academics, governmental officials and NGO staff. The broad themes of the course will be engaged through the study of specific topics (e.g., factory work; marriage migration; human trafficking; development and sustainability; youth, gender identity and social mobility/displacement) from multiple disciplinary perspectives (e.g., cultural studies, sociology, gender studies, anthropology, the fine arts). Though the focus will be on the contemporary period, we will endeavour throughout to situate the course themes and discussions in a historical perspective.
Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.
Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically analyse scholarly work on gender, labour, mobility and social and cultural change as these pertain to Vietnam;
- provide in-depth analysis of the ways in which these core themes are made meaningful for people in lived contexts and express this in written work, thus gaining insight into some of the major challenges around gender, labour, and migration in twentieth-century and contemporary Vietnam;
- use empirical case examples to produce extended explorations of key concepts, themes and theories from history, anthropology, gender studies, and the other disciplinary areas covered in the course, through a first-hand appreciation of conditions in contemporary urban and rural Vietnam;
- select, analyse and present materials on contemporary issues pertaining to Vietnamese people; and
- demonstrate familiarity with basic Vietnamese language and social conventions.
Indicative AssessmentOnline "Survival Vietnamese" language and culture module (to be completed prior to departure) (10%) Learning outcome 5
Oral presentation, 10-15 mins in Hanoi (20%) Learning outcomes 1- 4
Research essay, 5000 words (due after travel component): (40%) Learning outcomes 1-4
Reflective journal, 2500 words (30%) Learning outcomes 1-4
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Workload130 of total student learning time, comprising:
10 hours of online language instruction;
65 hours of contact during two weeks of intensive study on-site in Hanoi, and including two preparatory seminars on campus in the months prior to travel;
55 hours of individual and group study, in Hanoi and at home.
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