- 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, ecology, culture, and contemporary politics of Burma. The first part of the course introduces the ecological, religious and cultural foundations of the country, followed by its colonial and post-colonial history. The second part examines a range of contemporary issues such as military rule, conflict and ethnic insurgency, refugees and human rights, gender and sexuality, the drugs trade, and debates around international pressure for change.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Develop a critical analysis of historical transitions in Burma/Myanmar.
- Integrate understandings of majority and minority ethnic nationality cultures within the broader notions of nation and nationalism.
- Articulate how an interdisciplinary approach to a country study differs from other ways to learn.
- Utilise research methodologies and critical inquiry for a short original research project.
- Demonstrate collaborative learning skills in group discussions
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
- Participation / Reading Presentations (20) [LO 1,5]
- Short Essay 1 (1,200 words) (20) [LO 1,2]
- Short Essay 2 (1,200 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Independent Research Paper (2,400 words) (40) [LO 4]
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The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Students can expect to spend 11 hours on this course per week, inclusive of lectures, tutorial and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
A reading list to be provided in the course outline.
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