• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop a critical analysis of historical transitions in Burma/Myanmar.
  2. Integrate understandings of majority and minority ethnic nationality cultures within the broader notions of nation and nationalism.
  3. Articulate how an interdisciplinary approach to a country study differs from other ways to learn.
  4. Utilise research methodologies and critical inquiry for a short original research project.
  5. Demonstrate collaborative learning skills in group discussions

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation / Reading Presentations (20) [LO 1,5]
  2. Short Essay 1 (1,200 words) (20) [LO 1,2]
  3. Short Essay 2 (1,200 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Independent Research Paper (2,400 words) (40) [LO 4]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed at least 24 units of university courses. This course is incompatible with ASIA6039.

Prescribed Texts

A reading list to be provided in the course outline.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed Knowledge: ASIA1025 and ASIA1030.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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