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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Wendy Smith


Previously coded MAL3000


This unit provides a broad overview of Malaysian history, socio-economy, politics and culture for second and third year students in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. It is informed by the approaches of various disciplines in that School. It both analyses the peculiarities of Malaysia's multi-cultural society and emphasises factors promoting national integration. It notes key areas of development and challenge in the economy, the education system, in health and technology and in Malaysia's role in the global community.


Students successfully completing this subject should have developed

  1. understanding of Malaysia's national and people's history as well as community development in terms of their socio-cultural, political and economic aspects
  2. ability to analyse a question and produce a clear verbal or written response
  3. a basis for participation in efforts relating to the sovereignty, development and progress of Malaysia with skills of enhanced awareness
  4. understanding of the process of nation-building
  5. understanding of key issues in Malaysia's national identity and
  6. understanding of Malaysia's role and contribution internationally.


Assignment (2,000 words): 30%
Class presentation (group - 500 words each): 30%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Prof James Chin

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week


MAL1000, ATS2685