HIØA00652U Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies 2: Southeast Asian Culture

Volume 2014/2015
Curriculum for the BA programme in Asian Studies with specialisations in Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology, The 2010 Curriculum or

Curriculum for the Elective Studies in South East Asian studies The 2007 Curriculum

You will be introduced to the cultural, political and economic landscape of past and present Southeast Asia in this course. We will cover the countries of Thailand, Indonesia, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines and East Timor. With this background, we will examine the region’s diverse forms of family and marriage systems, livelihoods, religious beliefs and social class structures. The goals of the course are to help you become aware of this region and in particular to gain an appreciation for its great diversity. The foundation will be laid for more advanced modules on specific issues in subsequent years of study. Active class participation is expected.

Learning Outcome

BA 2010-studieordning:
Sydøstasiensstudier 2: Sydøstasiens kultur  Indonesisk (fagelementkode HIØB00651E)
Sydøstasienstudier 2: Sydøstasiens kultur Thai (fagelementkode HTHB00651E)

BA Tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Introduktion til Sydøstasienstudier 2: Sydøstasiens kultur (fagelementkode HSØB10022E)

King, Victor T. 2008. The Sociology of Southeast Asia: Transformations in a Developing Region. Copenhagen: NIAS Press. Other readings will be announced.

Passed Introduction to Southeast Asia History 1 (this pertains only to students majoring in Southeast Asian Studies at Copenhagen University) or consent of instructor.
Lectures and discussions
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 40
  • Preparation
  • 166,25
  • Total
  • 206,25
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment