units

ATS3606

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHistory
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Jane Drakard

Notes

Previously coded HSY3710

Synopsis

The island world of Southeast Asia encompasses the region now defined by the modern states of Malaysia and Indonesia. The unit will explore cultural, political and economic change in this region from the early kingdoms to the beginning of the nineteenth century. A major theme will be the development of two local cultural and political patterns, those of the Javanese and Malay worlds.

Outcomes

Students taking the course will:

  1. Become familiar with some major developments in island Southeast Asia before the end of the nineteenth century, including the nature and ramifications of religious change, the role of state power and political loyalty, economic change, western intrusion, the development of colonial power, and the character of local responses.
  2. Identify and understand major issues and debates discussed in the historical literature dealing with Southeast Asia.
  3. Develop a critical approach to these debates and an appreciation of the nature of the available evidence.
  4. Consider the relative values embodied in the western language and indigenous documents studied in the course.
  5. Develop their own perspectives on issues considered in the course and learn to present and support them with evidence in their written work and in tutorials.
  6. Demonstrate enhanced skills in the formulation and development of an independent research project including the location and critical analysis of relevant documentary sources.

Assessment

Written work: 75%
Class participation (including written and oral tasks): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Two gateway units in history or permission

Prohibitions