AMU2685 - Malaysian studies - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Arts and Social Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Yeoh Seng Guan


Associate Professor Yeoh Seng Guan

Unit guides



  • Winter semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.


ATS2685, ATS3685


The unit provides an overview of the salient features constituting contemporary Malaysian society. It also provides a critical understanding of some of the significant innovations, dilemmas, and challenges unfolding in Malaysia in relation to regional and global trends.

Topics covered include domestic politics, economics, social policy & development, literature & the arts, and international relations & security.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. articulate the salient socio - cultural, economic and political features of contemporary Malaysian society;
  2. analyse some of the significant innovations, dilemmas and challenges unfolding in Malaysia;
  3. evaluate the above issues and debates in the context of regional and global trends;
  4. Communicate research findings conducted in collaboration with peers via a variety of formats (oral, video, pictures etc.).


Within semester assessment: 100%

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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