AMU2685 - Malaysian studies - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Arts and Social Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Julian Hopkins


Mr Koh Chien Aun

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.


ATS2685, ATS3685


This unit provides a broad overview of Malaysian history, socio-economy, politics and culture for second and third year students in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. It is informed by the approaches of various disciplines in that School. It both analyses the peculiarities of Malaysia's multi-cultural society and emphasises factors promoting national integration. It notes key areas of development and challenge in the economy, the education system, in health and technology and in Malaysia's role in the global community.


Students successfully completing the unit should have developed:

  1. Understanding of Malaysia's national and people's history as well as community development in terms of their socio-cultural, political and economic aspects
  2. Ability to analyse a question and produce a clear verbal or written response
  3. A basis for participation in efforts relating to the sovereignty, development and progress of Malaysia with skills of enhanced awareness
  4. Understanding of the process of nation-building
  5. Understanding of key issues in Malaysia's national identity and
  6. Understanding of Malaysia's role and contribution internationally.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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