Courses

Asian Art In-Country ARTH2104

The Asian Art In-Country is an undergraduate course, in-country intensive course. Students will spend up to 9 days in an Asian country studying art and culture first hand, visiting historical sites and museums. On completion of the course students should be able to: Recognise key art historical themes related to Myanmar; relate art objects to their historical and contemporary milieu; analyse works of art, in writing and orally, using relevant art historical methodologies; and undertake independent research and present their own perspectives on key themes of Asian Art.

Exploring Asian Art in Asia ARTH8004

Exploring Asian Art in Asia is a graduate, in-country intensive course. Students will spend up to 9 days in Myanmar studying art and culture first hand, visiting historic sites and museums. Recognise key art historical themes related to Myanmar; relate art objects to their historical and contemporary milieu; analyse works of art, in writing and orally, using relevant art historical methodologies; and undertake independent research and present their own perspectives on key themes of Asian Art.

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Burmese 1 BURM1002

Burmese 1 introduces students to Burmese language, and provides them with beginner level communicative commands, with an emphasis on everyday conversations.

Burmese 2 BURM1003

Burmese 2 builds on the skills learned in Burmese 1. On completion of the course, students should have a strong knowledge of grammar and basic vocabulary; engage in a social conversation on daily topics; read longer passages in colloquial written Burmese; and write longer passages in colloquial Burmese.

Click on the photo below to watch a video on learning Burmese at ANU:

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Burma/Myanmar - A Country in Crisis ASIA2039

Burma/Myanmar - A Country in Crisis provides a comprehensive introduction to the history, society and contemporary politics of Burma. The first part of the course introduces the colonial and post-colonial history and politics of Burma. The second part examines a range of contemporary issues such as military rule, conflict and ethnic insurgency, refugees and human rights, the drugs trade, the environment, the economy, and debates around international pressure for change.

The Political Economy of Myanmar ASIA2090

The Political Economy of Myanmar provides students with an introduction to the politics, economy, history and culture of Myanmar through visits to universities, government agencies, non-government organisations, museums and important cultural sites. Most of the study tour will take place in and around Yangon, with a short trip to the national capital, Naypyitaw.

This course is open to all undergraduate students at ANU, and would be of particular interest to those who are undertaking Asian studies, political science, international relations, development studies or economics.

This course is supported by The Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, with grants provided to students.

Click on the photo below to watch a video from the 2015 Political Economy of Myanmar course:

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Southeast Asian Frontiers ASIA30146014

Southeast Asian Frontiers attracts talented, enthusiastic and curious students. They will explore issues relating to international relations, transnational security and regional trade. They will also explore issues relating to language, culture, international relations, transnational security and regional trade. This course has been running in Thailand since 2007. For the first time, in 2016 the program included one week in Myanmar.

On the ground in northern Thailand and north-eastern Myanmar, students take into account the broad complexities of these Southeast Asian borderlands, this course puts the challenges of greater regional integration in comparative and transnational perspectives.

This course is supported by The Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, with grants provided to students.

Click on the photo below to watch a video from the 2015 Southeast Asian Frontiers course:

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