HIST19035 - Modern South East Asia

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Minimum of 18 credit points

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

Attendance Requirements

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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.

Assessment Tasks

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.11% response rate.

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.

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The unit is interesting and the lecturer was very helpful.
This positive feedback is reassuring and I will strive to maintain the quality of the unit so that this kind of feedback continues.
Action Taken
I have worked hard to maintain the overall quality of the unit. The overall satisfaction score in 2018 would suggest that students are still happy with the way the unit is presented and assessed.
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There is a need to update the Turabian Referencing Guide, which is the referencing system used in History.
I have approached the ALC and they are now in the process of updating the Guide.
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Unit learning Outcomes
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