Minor in Southeast Asian Studies
Rommel Curaming (Coordinator)
Saharin bin Hj Mohd Tamit
Southeast Asia has emerged as one of the world’s most economically dynamic and politically significant regions. Its deep history, diverse cultural traditions, geo-strategic importance, rising economy, varied political systems, exciting tourism and, one may say, promising future make its study an exciting and fruitful undertaking for students of the social sciences and humanities.
The minor in Southeast Asian Studies is a multi- and interdisciplinary programme that complements very well any major programme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It aims to develop the students’ understanding and appreciation of the similarities and differences in the patterns or features of socio-economic, political, historical and cultural developments among countries in the region (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor Lorosae, Singapore and Vietnam). It is suitable for students who to wish prepare themselves for postgraduate studies or careers in government service, journalism, teaching, research, foreign affairs and development.
To pursue a minor in Southeast Asian Studies, a student needs to complete 24 modular credits drawn from a range of modules with significant Southeast Asia content. A non-exhaustive list of module includes the following:
|AF-XXXX Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies|
|AH-2401 Islam di Asia Tenggara|
|AH-2204 Islam in a Changing Southeast Asia|
|AH-2302 'History and Memory Wars' in Asia Pacific|
|AT-2405 Tourism in Southeast Asia|
|AA-3301 People & Cultures of SE Asia I|
|AA-3305 Asian Anthropology and Asian Anthropologists|
|AD-3301 Southeast Asia and the World|
|AH-3301 History and/as Popular Culture in Southeast Asia|