First Year

Curriculum for B.A Degree (History Specialization)

*A student can choose any one elective course

 

Foundation Courses

Ma 1001 Myanmar

Eng 1001 English
Myan 1001 (3) Myanmar
Eng 1001 (3) English
Core Courses

Hist 1101 (4) Political Theories I
Hist 1102 (4) World History (1500-1900) I

 

Elective Courses (for History specialization)

Phil 1001 (3) – Logic in Practice I
Geog 1003 (3) – Geography of Southeast Asian Countries
OS 1003 (3) – Buddhist Culture
Psy 1001 (3) – Psychology of Adolescence I
Myan 1003 (3) – MyanmarZarTiMarnSarPay

Elective courses (for other specialization)
Hist 1001 (3) Introduction to Myanmar Civilization I
Hist 1002 (3) Renaissance Italy (14th Century to 15th Century)
Hist 1003 (3) World History to 1500 I
Hist 1004 (3) World History 1500 – 1900 I

Political Science (Political Theories) I

Module No. Hist-1101

1st Semester

 

Course Description

This Course explores the changing process of political thoughts and institutions from ancient time to medieval period from the point of view of political science. It explains firstly the basic concepts of political science and related disciplines; then the origin of political thoughts and institutions; Oriental and Occidental thoughts of ancient time; weaknesses and strengths of Roman political thoughts; conflict of interests between religion and state in Europe in medieval period; and finally the occurrence of Reformation in European countries.

Theme Area: Changing Process of Political Thoughts and Institutions before the Christian Era up to 15th Century AD

 

Learning Outcomes
Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

At the end of the semester, the learner would be able to

  • interpret basic concepts of political science;
  • differentiate ways of thinking between Orient and Occident; and
  • examine spontaneous modification of political thoughts and institutions and their effects on society.
Generic Learning Outcomes (GLOs)

At the end of the semester, the learner would be able to

  • inspect fundamental ideas of a discipline and related subjects;
  • distinguish different ideas of different people who live in different areas; and
  • analyze interconnection between ideas and practices and their consequences.

 

World History (1500 – 1900) I

Module No. Hist-1102

1st Semester

 

Course Description

This Course introduces most significant and influential events that happened in the world from sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. It covers the controversial conflicts that happened between religious and political orders of European countries in the Middle Age; religious and commercial conflicts that occurred between European and Middle Eastern countries in the name of Crusades; emergence of great intellectuals in Europe under the name of Renaissance; changing States’ structures together with the religious reformations in Europe; and oversea expansions that conducted by European countries after these events.

Theme Area: Changing Global Order from 16th to 19th century

 

Learning Outcomes
Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

At the end of the semester, the learner would be able to

  • examine causes and consequences of great historical events,
  • distinguish pros and cons of the historical episodes of the world, and
  • interpret connections between great historical events of the world that happened in the second half of last millennium.
Generic Learning Outcomes (GLOs)

At the end of the semester, the learner would be able to

  • analyze genesis and repercussions of the events,
  • differentiate advantages and disadvantages of the events, and
  • clarify interrelations among the phenomena.

 

 

*A student can choose any one elective course

Foundation Courses
Myan 1002 (3) Myanmar
Eng 1002 (3) English

 

Core Courses

Hist 1103 (4) Political Theories II
Hist 1104 (4) World History (1500-1900) II

Elective Courses(for History specialization)
Phil 1003 (3)– Logic in Practice II
Geog 1004 (3)– Geography of Myanmar
OS 1008 (3)– History of Buddhism
Psy 1003 (3)– Psychology of Adolescence II
Myan 1004 (3)– MyanmarZarTiMarnSarPay

Elective courses (for other specialization)
Hist 1005 (3) Introduction to Myanmar Civilization II
Hist 1006 (3) Reformation Europe (1450-1650)
Hist 1007 (3) World History to 1500 II
Hist 1008 (3) World History 1500 – 1900 II

 

Political Theories II

First Year History (Semester-II)

Core Course for History Specialization (Hist-1103)

 

I. Introduction
  1. Locating the content of the course within the discipline
  2. Locating the course within the curriculum

 

a. Locating the content of the course within the disciplined

The intention of the course is to explore the basic political culture of the world from the Medieval Period to the Modern time.  The course constitutes the evolution of political theories and political thinking; liberalism, nationalism and communism based on democratic way. The course will focus on the comparative study of political ideological theories and scientific political systems. That course discusses how political ideological concepts have appeared and how political institutions; states and governments have emerged in the past in the various places.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for first year (History Specialization) students of University of Yangon.

 

II-III. Aims and Learning outcomes
  1. Academic Aims, Goals
  2. Learning Outcomes (objectives)

 

a. Aims:

The course intentions are as follow,

  • To support students the basic political theories and the principle concept of idealism and practical state building.
  • To differentiate the two main systems of eastern world and western world that practiced during the times before and after World War II.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

After participation in class discussion and class work, students should be able to:

  • comprehend causes and effects of state building, and
  • examine advantages and disadvantages of the world political theories between the east and west.

By the end of the semester students would be able to:

  • understand the evolution of political theories that leads to the different state buildings , governmental systems, and
  • evaluate which theories were applied in which state building.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course structure is divided into three main sections. The first section covers the evolution theory from capitalism to liberalism.  The second part of the course constitutes the strength and growth of extreme nationalist theories outcome from the colonial expansionism. The final portion of this course concludes Marxism that dominated on the theory of the state building before and after World War II.

 

World History (1500 – 1900) II

Module No. Hist-1104

2nd Semester

 

Course Description

This Course explores great historical events which transformed the World from Medieval Period to Modern Time. It covers the evolution of political thoughts and ideologies which led to the collapse of feudalism and emergence of constitutional monarchies in Europe under the name of Bourgeoisie Revolution; technological innovations that helped to the development of factory system and its consequences under the name of Industrial Revolution; and conflict of interests between Industrialized Europe and Agro-based Asia with special references to early nationalist movements of India and China.

Theme Area: Changing Global Order from 16th to 19th century

 

Learning Outcomes
Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

At the end of the semester, the learner would be able to

  • examine ideological evolution of the West which led to the changes of world order,
  • analyze advantages and disadvantages of industrialization in the West, and
  • estimate worldwide impacts of industrialization of the West.
Generic Learning Outcomes (GLOs)

At the end of the semester, the learner would be able to

  • assess rationale of the events,
  • clarify interrelations among the phenomena, and
  • identify main points of issues. .

 

World History (1500-1900) II

First Year (History, IR, PS) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist 1104)

Elective course for International Relations (Hist-1008)

 

I. Introduction
  1. Locating the content of the course within the discipline
  2. Locating the course within the curriculum

 

a. Locating the content of the course within the disciplined

The intent of the course is to explore the significant historical events of the world from the Medieval period to the Modern time.  It covers the evolution of political thoughts and ideologies of bourgeoisie; technological innovations and its consequences; and conflict of interests between industrialized Europe and East Asia. The goal is to interpret a comparative perception of world history that happened from sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for first year (History, International Relations, and Political Science Specialization) students of University of Yangon.

 

II-III. Aims and Learning outcomes
  1. Academic Aims, Goals
  2. Learning Outcomes (objectives)

 

a. Aims:

The course aims are as follows:

  • To give students to the main knowledge and concept of world history in the 16th and 19th centuries
  • To differentiate the key events that happened in the world between 1500 and 1900.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

After participation in class discussions and assignments, students should be able to:

  • appraise causes and consequences of great historical events, and
  • analyze pros and cons of the historical episodes of the world that happened in the second half of last millennium.

By the end of the semester students would be able to:

  • interpret ideological evolution of the West which led to the changes of world order, and
  • estimate worldwide impact of industrialization of the West.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three broad sections. The first part covers the collapse of feudalism and emergence of constitutional monarchies in Europe under the name of Bourgeoisie Revolution. The second part of the course contains the development of factory system and its consequences under the name of Industrial Revolution. The third part of the course includes colonialism.

 

Myanmar History and Culture II

First Year (Myanmar Studies) (Semester-II)

Core course for Myanmar Studies Specialization (MS-1104)

 

I. Introduction
  1. Locating the content of the course within the discipline
  2. Locating the course within the curriculum

 

a. Locating the content of the course within the disciplined

The intent of the course is to know the brief history of Inwa, Hanthawaddy, Mrauk-U and Taungoo. It covers the competing of the feudal strength among the Kingdoms; the development of Myanmar Literature according to the period; Buddhism that flourished in Mrauk-U and propagated by Bayinnaung in the Taungoo Period.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for first year (Myanmar Studies) students of University of Yangon.

 

II-III. Aims and Learning outcomes
  1. Academic Aims, Goals
  2. Learning Outcomes (objectives)

 

a. Aims:

The course aims are as follows:

  • To give students to the significant historical experiences that happened in Myanmar from the 13th to the 16th century
  • To differentiate the value of Myanmar history and culture

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

After participation in class discussions and assignments, students should be able to:

  • clarify causal sequences to the historical experience
  • examine what kind of literature flourished during Inwa and Taungoo Period

By the end of the semester students would be able to:

  • interpret competence of ideological Feudalism in Myanmar
  • differentiate literature that is an element of culture
  • categorize strengths and weaknesses of the historical experience and from that student can be apply in their future life

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three broad sections. The first part deals with the rise of Pinya,  Sagaing and Inwa, competing of the feudal strength among the kingdom of Inwa and Hanthawaddy (1386-1422) and the literature of the Inwa Period. The second part contains history, social life and religion under the name of History and Culture of Medieval Rakhine. The third part of the course includes history, literature and propagation of Buddhism in the Taungoo Period.

 

History of Political Thought II

First Year (Political Science) (Semester-II)

Core course for Political Science (PS- 1104)

 

I. Introduction
  1. Locating the content of the course within the discipline
  2. Locating the course within the curriculum

 

a. Locating the content of the course within the disciplined

The intent of the course is to explore the significant changes and developments of political thought in Europe from the 16th to 20th century. It covers historically notable political philosophers and their works during the period. The goal of the course is to identify the connection between political thought and reality.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for first year (Political Science Specialization) students of University of Yangon.

 

II-III. Aims and Learning outcomes
  1. Academic Aims, Goals
  2. Learning Outcomes (objectives)

 

a. Aims:

The course aims are as follows:

  • To foster students to the main knowledge and concept of political thought in Europe from 16th century to 20th century.
  • To elucidate the changes and developments of political thought periodically in History.
  • To development the students’ capacity and critical thinking by learning notable political philosophers.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

After participation in class discussions and assignments, students should be able to:

  • appraise the causes and consequences of political thought and raise the capacity for critical and independent thinking in politic, and
  • analyze the differentiation of political thought that based on the impact of governmental, political, social, economic and religious conditions..

By the end of the semester students would be able to:

  • analyze the ideology and theory of influential political philosophers and understand how these theories can be applied to solve problem in the real society and politic, and
  • comprehend other’s view and formula and theorize political outcomes themselves.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in seventh broad sections. It covers notable political philosophers and their works from 16th century to 20 century. The first part includes rise of modern theory of Sovereignty and the theory of the social contract of Jean Bodin and Hugo Grotious.  The second part includes an English philosopher John Lock who attacked the divine theory and absolution. The third part includes the politic of Enlightenment and a French philosopher Montesquieu and a Genevan philosopher Jean Jecques Rousseau. The fourth part includes economic development in Europe and mercantilism. The fifth part includes English Utilitarian philosophers; Benthem and John Stuart Mill. The sixth part includes Marxism, capitalism and socialism and the final part includes the nature of Fascism and Nazism.

 

Introduction to Myanmar Civilization II

First Year (Semester-II)

Elective course for Oriental Studies Specialization (Hist -1005)

 

I. Introduction
  1. Locating the content of the course within the discipline
  2. Locating the course within the curriculum

 

a. Locating the content of the course within the disciplined

The intent of the course is to explore the significant historical events of the introduction to Myanmar Civilization.  It covers the introduction of Social life, Religion, Literature, Art and Architecture and its consequences

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum 

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for first year Oriental Studies Specializatio) students of the University of Yangon.

 

II-III. Aims and Learning outcomes
  1. Academic Aims, Goals
  2. Learning Outcomes (objectives)

 

a. Aims:

The course goals are as follows

  • To give students to the main knowledge and concept of Introduction to Myanmar Civilization.
  • To differentiate the evolutions of the Civilizations that happened in the Mrauk-U Period and from the Taungoo to the Konbaung Periods.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

After participation in class discussions and assignments, students should be able to:

  • appraise causes of the civilization of Mrauk-U Period, Taungoo Period, Nyaungyan Period and Konbaung Period.
  • Analyze about the introduction of Civilization which had flourished in medieval Myanmar.

By the end of the semester students would be able to:

  • Denote introduction to Myanmar Civilization and
  • estimate about the Myanmar Civilization which had flourished in Mrauk -U Period, Taungoo Period, Nyaungyan Period and Kongbaung Period.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in four broad sections. The first part covers art and architecture under the name of Mrauk-U Period. The second part of the course contains the Literature of Taungoo Period. The third part of the course includes religion of Nyaungyan Period. The fourth part of the course is wind up the social life of Konbaung Period.