This unit is designed to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues related to religion, ethnicity and conflict in Southeast Asia. In the introductory section of the unit, you will familiarise yourself with the history, social and political structure of countries in the region. You will then have a chance to discuss issues such as identity, development and discrimination from an ethno-religious perspective. Other issues include inter-faith disputes, separatism, communal wars, the rise of religious fundamentalism and terrorism. Lastly, you will learn about diaspora and the movement of people with an emphasis on the experience of refugees and the role of Nanyang Chinese. During their studies of the unit, students will be expected to undertake a single case study of one of the Southeast Asian countries.
|Unit name||Religion, ethnicity, and conflict in Southeast Asia|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy; Professor James Chin
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $1,969.00||090399|
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Weekly 2.5 hr workshops
- Online Activities (45%) - Five sessions based on the Unit Reader. The online activities include content discussion which requires writing (up to 100 words in each activity) and analytical skills.
- Presentation (20%) - 15 minutes presentation
- Research Essay (35%) - 2500 words . This unit will involve more complex research essay questions and give greater criteria weighting to higher order thinking skills.
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