CQUniversity Unit Profile
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
Modern South East Asia
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General Information

Overview

This unit will present a general overview of the major themes in modern Southeast Asian history. It presents the history and politics of these countries by first looking at the religious, cultural and philosophical underpinnings of political culture, traditional concepts of kingship and power, and the characteristics of pre- colonial states. The rest of the unit will investigate: the classical states of Southeast Asia (Angkor, Pagan, Madjapahit, Sri Vijaya), the western intrusion and the colonial transformation, the development of nationalism, the Japanese Occupation, and finally, contemporary Southeast Asian politics.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Minimum of 18 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
3. Online Test
Weighting: 10%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

To update the core reading list with more recently published readings.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Reading List for this unit is revised and more recent publications be used where available.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Have the skills to interpret historical events, movements, and ideas which have decisively shaped the political landscape of modern Southeast Asia.
  2. Have an unprejudiced understanding of the differing Southeast Asian regions and an acceptance of others' informed opinions.
  3. Have an understanding of key historical problems of the period and evidence-backed solutions to these problems.
  4. Have the ability to explain the significance of historical events and processes in world history, including alternative worlds, and longitudinal and intergenerational studies.
  5. Have the ability to critique historical interpretations and their applications to contemporary global issues.

N/A

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Online Test - 10%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Online Test - 10%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Turabian

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Michael Danaher Unit Coordinator
m.danaher@cqu.edu.au
Darren Swanson Unit Coordinator
d.swanson@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Southeast Asia

Chapter

Moodle Lesson 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

The Classical States of Southeast Asia

Chapter

Lesson 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Kingship and power in pre-colonial Southeast Asia

Chapter

Lesson 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Indonesia: Colonialism and Nationalism to Sarekat Islam

Chapter

Lesson 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Malaysia: The British model

Chapter

Lesson 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment Due: Vacation Week Friday (20 Aug 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Philippines: National identity before revolution

Chapter

Lesson 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Vietnamese anti-colonialism

Chapter

Lesson 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Thailand: Thai-ness and national identity

Chapter

Lesson 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

The Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia

Chapter

Lesson 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Focus on Nationalist figures: Jose Rizal and Sukarno

Chapter

Lesson 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Vietnam: Revolution and war

Chapter

Lesson 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Post-War Southeast Asia: Political oscillations in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

Chapter

Lesson 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment Due: Week 12 Wednesday (6 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Test Due: Review/Exam Week Thursday (14 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

Choose one essay topic from the list and write 2,500 words on it. Aim to use at least 8-9 scholarly sources, and cite these using the Turabian system of referencing.

Please check on Moodle, under the Assessment tile for the list of essay questions to choose from.


Assessment Due Date

Vacation Week Friday (20 Aug 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (3 Sep 2021)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Historical content:

* presentation of accurate, relevant and balanced historical evidence

* sound and non-judgmental interpretation of the historical problem

Research/referencing skills:

* thorough research based on scholarly sources

* reflection of relevant readings/lecture materials

* acknowledgement of all sources of ideas/evidence

* correct use of the Turabian system referencing style

Writing skills:

* clear, concise and correct written English

* logical structure/organisation of ideas

* clarity of argument/explanation in response to the question

* use of formal essay style

* meeting the required number of words, the bulk of which should be your own wording


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Have the skills to interpret historical events, movements, and ideas which have decisively shaped the political landscape of modern Southeast Asia.
  • Have an unprejudiced understanding of the differing Southeast Asian regions and an acceptance of others' informed opinions.
  • Have an understanding of key historical problems of the period and evidence-backed solutions to these problems.
  • Have the ability to explain the significance of historical events and processes in world history, including alternative worlds, and longitudinal and intergenerational studies.
  • Have the ability to critique historical interpretations and their applications to contemporary global issues.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

Choose one essay topic from the list and write 3,000 words on it. Aim to use at least 10 scholarly sources, and cite these using the Turabian system of referencing. The list of essay topics to choose from are found in Moodle, under the Assessment tile.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Wednesday (6 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Wednesday (20 Oct 2021)


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Historical content:

* presentation of accurate, relevant and balanced historical evidence

* sound and non-judgmental interpretation of the historical problem

Research/referencing skills:

* thorough research based on scholarly sources

* reflection of relevant readings/lecture materials

* acknowledgement of all sources of ideas/evidence

* correct use of the Turabian system referencing style

Writing skills:

* clear, concise and correct written English

* logical structure/organisation of ideas

* clarity of argument/explanation in response to the question

* use of formal essay style

* meeting the required number of words, the bulk of which should be your own wording


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Have the skills to interpret historical events, movements, and ideas which have decisively shaped the political landscape of modern Southeast Asia.
  • Have an unprejudiced understanding of the differing Southeast Asian regions and an acceptance of others' informed opinions.
  • Have an understanding of key historical problems of the period and evidence-backed solutions to these problems.
  • Have the ability to explain the significance of historical events and processes in world history, including alternative worlds, and longitudinal and intergenerational studies.
  • Have the ability to critique historical interpretations and their applications to contemporary global issues.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

Weighting: 10%

Due Date: The Quiz opens on 7 October, 2021 and runs until Thursday 14 October, 2021 at 11pm.

Task

This Quiz has 20 questions, each with 4 multiple choice answers. Only one answer is correct for each question. The questions refer to material in the Study Guide Lessons and PP Slides. Once you start the quiz, you have to continue and complete it at the first attempt. Therefore, don't start it until you are prepared. You are given 2 hours to complete the Quiz. Each question is worth 0.5%. If you encounter any technical problem while undertaking the Quiz, please email me, and I will help you get the problem rectified.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Thursday (14 Oct 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Automatically and immediately graded online


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

The quiz assesses your ability to understand aspects of the history of South East Asia from Week 1 until Week 12.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Have the skills to interpret historical events, movements, and ideas which have decisively shaped the political landscape of modern Southeast Asia.
  • Have an unprejudiced understanding of the differing Southeast Asian regions and an acceptance of others' informed opinions.
  • Have an understanding of key historical problems of the period and evidence-backed solutions to these problems.
  • Have the ability to explain the significance of historical events and processes in world history, including alternative worlds, and longitudinal and intergenerational studies.
  • Have the ability to critique historical interpretations and their applications to contemporary global issues.


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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