- Code INTR8040
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest Development Studies, International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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
- Relate abstract social science theory to real-world empirical cases
- Communicate their critical understanding of ethnicity and conflict in Asia and the Pacific in a clear and concise way through assignments and class participation
The course is conducted through seminars with an emphasis on interactive teaching aimed at engaging all students in active participation.
- Please note that this assessment is indicative only. The actual assessment for the course is provided in the Class Summary prior to the commencement of the semester in which the course is being conducted and may differ from this assessment. (null) [LO null]
- Course Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Reading Comments (4 in total) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Main Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final Examination (30) [LO 1,2,3]
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Approximately 130 hours comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time.
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.
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