Second Year

CURRICULUM FOR B.A. DEGREE (Semester I)

Fundamental Courses
Eng 2001 (3) English

Core Courses
Hist 2101 (4) Ancient Myanmar I
Hist 2102 (4) Ancient Southeast Asia
Hist 2103 (4) World History 1900 to Present I

Elective courses (for History specialization) (*)
Hist 2104 (3) – Political Organization I (Major Elective)
Hist 2105 (3) – History of Science and Technology I
Geog 2005 (3) – Political Geography I
Phil 2001 (3) – History of Western Intellectual Development I
OS 2005 (3) – Pali Philology

Elective courses (for other specialization) (*)
Hist 2001 (3) History of Science and Technology I
Hist 2002 (3) World History 1900 to Present I
Elective course (for English Specialization) (*)
Hist 2003 (3) Social History of England I

Semester II

Fundamental Courses
Eng 2001 (3) English

Core Courses
Hist 2101 (4) Ancient Myanmar I
Hist 2102 (4) Ancient Southeast Asia
Hist 2103 (4) World History 1900 to Present I

Elective courses (for History specialization) (*)
Hist 2104 (3) – Political Organization I (Major Elective)
Hist 2105 (3) – History of Science and Technology I
Geog 2005 (3) – Political Geography I
Phil 2001 (3) – History of Western Intellectual Development I
OS 2005 (3) – Pali Philology

Elective courses (for other specialization) (*)
Hist 2001 (3) History of Science and Technology I
Hist 2002 (3) World History 1900 to Present I
Elective course (for English Specialization) (*)
Hist 2003 (3) Social History of England I

 

Ancient Myanmar II

Second Year (Semester-II)

Course course for History Specialization (Hist -2106)

 

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 course is composed of important events in Ancient Myanmar History: religions of Bagan kingdom, political perspectives on the Bagan period, rise of petty kingdoms in the post Bagan period, Rise of Mon kingdoms, Forty Years War, Rise of Taunggu Dynasty, Relations with Europeans in the Taunggu period.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum
The course is a part of B.A. Degree for second year (History Specialization) students of the 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 know about the ancient history of Myanmar,
  • To realize about the nation building of Old Myanmar, nature of monarchic politics of Myanmar, and
  • rise of three kingdoms: Rakhine, Mon and Myanmar,
  • to know about the struggle between the kingdoms of Myanmar.

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • analyze the retrospection on Myanmar historical background
  • compare with other civilizations, and
  • evaluate the Myanmar history and her civilization.

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

  • provides the students how to rise Myanmar and her sovereignty
  • must obtain an important knowledge dealing with the many numbers of kingdoms in the post Bagan Period
  • see historical changes by studying on the political events, and
  • impacts of ancient Myanmar which brought to modern Myanmar.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is composed of political perspectives of Bagan kingdom as a fundamental knowledge and Religion of Bagan kingdom, Rakhine, the rise of Inwa and Hanthawaddy kingdoms and monarchic struggles between Inwa and Mon kingdoms, and National Reunification of Taungoo period and introducing with European relations.

European Expansion and Colonialism in SEA

Second Year (History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-2107)

 

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 course explores key events and developments of the Age of Exploration and colonial policies practiced by the European powers in Southeast Asia from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century. It studies the pattern of colonial rule; the discoveries of New World by Portugal and Spain in the first phase of expansion and conquering of Dutch, English and France in Southeast Asia during the second phase of expansion, variety of motives and colonialism led to intensify and increase the tensions among European powers and Southeast Asian countries. The goal is to criticize European global exploration and the pattern of colonialism affected intensification among European and Southeast Asian countries.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for Second 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 aims are as follows:

  • To give students to the specific need of learning about political, economic and social changes affected by European expansion and their colonial policies from the Age of Exploration to the modern time.
  • To allow students to reach significant knowledge about voyage discoveries because of the technical developments and resulted the negative and positive changes.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • interpret of a new period of global interaction and interconnectivity, and
  • analyze the intensify causes of the next several centuries

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

  • appraise causes and effects of past events; and
  • clarify consequences which impacted history

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in six broad sections. The first part introduces the voyage discovery and the main characteristic of colonialism; the second section covers the discoveries of explorers who arrived in Southeast Asia to 1800 with special references to Portuguese and Spain; the third focuses on one of the economic reforms of the Dutch in Indonesia; the fourth section emphasis British conquest Malaysia and exercised Britain colonial rule; the fifth section studies on the establishment of the French colony in SEA and finally, the conflict between Spain and American in Philippine.

 

World History (1900 to Present) II

Module No. Hist. 2108/2005

2nd Semester

 

Course Description

This course explores international relations, conflicts and issues that happened during the period 1919 to 1990. The course is formed with four components: International Relations from 1919 to 1930; International Relations from 1931 to 1939; World War II, and the Cold War. The first component will explore the emergence of the League of Nations and its efforts to maintain international peace and security. The second component will inspect the aggressions of Nazi, Fascist, and Militarist nations. The third component will look over the causes, outbreak and effects of World War II. The last component will analyze changing global order in postwar era under the name of Cold War.

Changing Global Order after World War I until the end of Cold War.

 

Learning Outcomes
Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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

  • examine the historical events that changed global order of twentieth century from various perspectives,
  • analyze the pros and corns of historical phenomena, and
  • articulate the causes, events and effects of the historical matters.
Generic Learning Outcomes (GLOs)

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

  • analyze the issues from multi-dimensional approach,
  • differentiate advantages and disadvantages of events, and
  • interpret the genesis, occurrence and consequences of occasions.

 

World History (1900 to Present) II

Second Year (History/IR/PS) Semester II

Core Course for History (Hist-2018)

Elective Course for IR & PS (Hist-2005)

 

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

Theme area of the course is to analyze international relations, conflicts and issues that happened from the end of World War I up to the Cold War Era. This course aims at providing the learners with analytical skill, critical thinking and communication skill in relations with international events as well as with their own workplace situations.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

This course is a part of B.A Degree Programme for Second Year (History, IR & PS Specialization) Students of the University of Yangon.

 

II-III. Aims and Learning Outcomes
  1. Academic Aims
  2. Learning Outcomes

 

a. Aims:

This Course aims at

  • furnishing the learners with comprehensive knowledge on international relations, conflicts and issues from 1919 to 1990, and
  • developing analytical skills of the learners in approaching issues, and
  • thriving critical thinking of the learners in studying problems from various perspectives.

 

b. Learning Outcomes

Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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

  • examine the historical events that changed global order of twentieth century from various perspectives,
  • analyze the pros and corns of historical phenomena, and
  • articulate the causes, events and effects of the historical matters.

Generic Learning Outcomes (GLOs)

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

  • analyze the issues from multi-dimensional approach,
  • differentiate advantages and disadvantages of events, and
  • interpret the genesis, occurrence and consequences of occasions.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is formed with four components: International Relations from 1919 to 1930; International Relations from 1931 to 1939; World War II, and Postwar era of the World. The first component will explore the emergence of the League of Nations and its efforts to maintain international peace and security. The second component will inspect the aggressions of Nazi, Fascist, and Militarist nations. The third component will look over the causes, outbreak and effects of World War II. The last component will analyze changing global order in postwar era under the name of Cold War.

 

Social History of England II

Second Year (English Specialization) Semester II

Elective course for English Specialization (Hist-2006)

 

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 nature of the English society from 16th century to 20th century. The course covers the evolution of social changes from Shakespeare England to Victorian England.  The goal is to learn English literature well by learning English Social History.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

 

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

 

a. Aims:

The aims of the course are as follow:

  • To give students the knowledge of the nature of the English men and their culture.
  • To learn English literature easily by noticing their culture.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

The course will encourage the students to examine the basic social life of Shakespeare England and to compare Myanmar’s social life.  It also encourages the students to evaluate social relationship of Shakespeare’s England. Then the course will make the students to understand how English made expansion in the period of Charles and Cromwell and to consider why English made scientific experiment in Restoration England. The students will be aware of the Industrial Revolution and its impact upon society in Victorian England. Examining Social History of England, students will apply in studying English literature and they can create a better society by taking lesson in social conditions of England.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured with four main parts. The first part covers Religion and Universities, the social policy, industry and seafaring in Shakespeare’s England. The second part contains the colonial expansion of the English under Charles and Cromwell. The third part includes the restoration England. Industrial Revolution and its impact upon society in Victorian England is the fourth part of the course.

 

Political Organization II

Second Year History

Elective Course for History Specialization (Hist-2109)

 

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 evaluate the state structure of the world politics.  The course constitutes the political theories and governmental system based on the state constitution; the separation of political power within the state, division of powers in the Federal government System, Electorate, Universal Suffrage, Constituency and Election System and the three political powers; the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. The course will focus on the political theories and political systems constituted separation and distribution of powers for Federated State. This course will discuss what political institutions would be organized in the good constitutional government and what governance should be practiced in the state.

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for Second 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 main concepts of political institutions and governmental systems that would be empowered by the constitution.
  1. To appraise what is State and the main systems of power Separation, Election and Governance.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • comprehend the constitution of state composed of political institutions, and
  • examine advantages and disadvantages of the states built on the various constitutional theories.

 

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

  • understand the systems of political institutions that would constitute the different states and different governmental system, and
  • evaluate which governance should be enacted to build the strong state in world politics.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course structure is divided into four main sections. The first section covers the separation of political power.  The second part of the course constitutes the division of powers in the Federal government. The third portion of this course is composed of Electorate, Election System and Representatives. The final concluded with the three main powers of the state.

 

 

Comparative Studies of Myanmar Civilization II 

Second Year (Myanmar Studies) (Semester-II)

Core course for Myanmar Studies Specialization (MS-2105)

 

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

This course introduces culture exchange among the indigenous people in Myanmar and can also learn about the impact of the Western and Eastern culture on Myanmar. Western culture absorbed by means of religions into Myanmar, namely Buddhism from India, Islam from Arabia and Christianity from Europe. Myanmar adopted and improved; arts, social life, life style, and government and administration systems as the results of the impact of Eastern culture.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum
This course is a part of B.A. Degree for Second 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 aims of the course are as follows:

  • To explain the students how did culture exchange happen among indigenous people of Myanmar in the early period.
  • To investigate the development of Myanmar culture by the impact of Western and Eastern culture that prevailed along the ages.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • discuss the improvement of civilization because of culture exchange among indigenous people in Myanmar.
  • criticize the results obtained from the impacts of Western and Eastern cultures.

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

  • review the designs and patterns of the early Myanmar civilization
  • enumerate, how much foreign culture was absorbed by the impacts of Western and Eastern cultures and how it was Myanmarized through the ages.

 

IV. Structure of the course

This course is structured in three sections in which were organized firstly Cultural Exchanges among the Indigenous People centering Myanmar with Pyu, Mon, Rakhine and Shan, secondly Impact of the Western Cultures accompanying with the religions which were imported into Myanmar, Buddhism from India, Islam from Arabia and Christianity from European countries. The last section is the Impact of the Eastern Cultures which reveal the absorptions of the cultures of China, Japan and Southeast Asian Countries into Myanmar.