Third Year

CURRICULUM FOR B.A. DEGREE
Semester I


Fundamental Courses
Eng 3001 (3) English

Core Courses
Hist 3101 (4) Modern Myanmar I
Hist 3102 (4) Modern Southeast Asia I
Hist 3103 (4) Modern China
Hist 3104 (4) Modern Russia

Elective courses (*)
Hist 3105 (3) Modern India I
Hist 3106 (3) Economic and Social History of Modern Southeast Asia I
Hist 3107 (3) Foreign Relations in the Konbaung Period I

Semester II

Fundamental Courses
Eng 2001 (3) English

Core Courses
Hist 3108 (4) Modern Myanmar II
Hist 3109 (4) Modern Southeast Asia II
Hist 3110 (4) Modern Japan
Hist 3111 (4) Modern USA

Elective courses (*)
Hist 3112 (3) Modern India II
Hist 3113 (3) Economic and Social History of Modern Southeast Asia II
Hist 3114 (3) Foreign Relations in the Konbaung Period II

 

Modern Southeast Asia II

Third Year (History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-3109)

 

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 purpose of the course is to explore the significant historical events of Southeast Asia from World War II to Post Independence Period.  It covers the political, economic & Social Changes of Southeast Asia, Struggle for Independence and Political Conditions &the Development Efforts in Post-Independence Southeast Asia. The goal is to explain the conditions of Modern Southeast Asia that happened from during World War II to Post-Independence Period.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for Third 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 main knowledge and concept of Modern Southeast Asia in 20th centuries
  • To differentiate the key events that happened in Southeast Asia in 20th

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • appraise causes and consequences of historical events of Southeast Asian countries, and
  • analyze the events of struggle for independence and nationalist movement of Southeast Asian Countries.

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

  • know political, economic and social conditions of Southeast Asia during Second World War, and

surmise the difficulties that faced by Southeast Asian countries for independence.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three broad sections. The first part covers the conditions in World War II in Southeast Asia. The second part of the course contains the post-war struggle for Independence in Southeast Asia. The third part of the course includes Post-Independence Southeast Asia

 

Modern Japan

Third (History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-3110)

 

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 modern Japan history from the Tokugawa period (1600-1867) through the Meiji Restoration of 1868 to the present and the local and global nature of modernity in Japan. It highlights key themes, including the Modernization of Japan, Japan’s Emergence as a Power, Development of Militarism, Post Second World War Japan, Development since 1970 and the continued importance of historical memory in Japan today.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A Degree for Third 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 familiarize students with major events in modern Japanese history
  • To analyze the rise and fall of Japanese military imperialism; and the development of Japanese capitalism in the second half of the twentieth century.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • demonstrate a solid foundation in modern Japan history
  • analyze the important events, places, and time periods in the development of the modern Japan.

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

  • apply broader historical concepts, such as Ideas of modernity of Japan, transformation, reform, empire and the nation state

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in five broad sections. The first part discuss how Japanese society had changed from feudal society into industrial society and the changes in the Japanese history after the Meiji Restoration. The second part of the course illustrate the Japanese aggression in China and Russia, and how Japan was became one of the big powers in international politics. The third part of the course includes the causes of the rise of militarism and Japan in World War II.  The fourth part of the course covers the political system of Japan after Post World War II and foreign policy of Japan. The last part of the course is the political and economic development of Japan since 1970 and foreign relations of Japan.

 

Modern USA

Third Year (Semester II)

Core Course for history Specialization (Hist-3111)

 

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 covers important events in American history from Reconstruction of America, becoming as the world Power through end of 20th century from a political, social and cultural standpoints. The course constitutes the emergence as a world power, American imperialism, the progressive movement, World War I, the roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the New Deal during the Hundred Days, World War II, cold war and nuclear age in 1950s, Civil Rights and Discriminations. The course will focus on the gradual growth of US balancing in economy and democratic politics. This course discusses how American achieved the global leadership in the critical times.

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for Third 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 intents are as follow,

  • To develop students in critical thinking skills from learning of American historic events and achievements.
  • To compare American Global Leading role that counterbalanced with USSR and her liberal democratic policy with communist policy of her rivals.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

After participation in class discussion forums and class work,

  • Students would be able to comprehend causes and effects of American Policy and Historical Events.
  • Students will develop advanced level research in world history and critical thinking through participation in discussion on US Modern History.

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

  • achieve ability to analyze and evaluate  the role of American leading in politics, and
  • evaluate how the Super Power overcame during critical times and turning points.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The structure of course is divided into three main sections. The first section covers the Emergence as a World Power in the early 20th century. The second part of the course constitutes the Overcoming the Great Depression and World Wars. The final portion of this course concludes her Solving the Discriminations, Civil Rights and Home Affairs.

 

Foreign Relations in the Konbaung Period II

Third Year (History) First Year (Hons) (Semester-II)

Elective course for History Specialization (Hist-3114)

 

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

Britain was the most powerful nation on earth in the last two decade of the 19th Century. The British were actually latecomers to the country and the people of Myanmar, their impact of the country was to be out of proportion to that tardiness. The geo-political competition between Britain and France on the European continent had continued in Southeast Asia, as the two European powers jockeyed for position there also, drawing indigenous actors ( such as Myanmar) into their ongoing commercial and political rivalries. Myanmar held the key, in the form of Ayeyarwaddy River to the back door of China. Fear that this key might fall into the hands of the French resulted in the Third Anglo-Myanmar War and 1886 complete absorption of Myanmar into the British Empire.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for third 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 main knowledge and concept of British policy and Myanmar foreign relations in the late Kongbaung Period.
  • To differentiate the key events that happened in the Myanmar’ foreign relations and the way of King Mindon dealt with the British illustrates how 19th Century Southeast Asia monarch   tried to secure his throne despite his  political and economic weakness.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • understand causes and consequences of three Anglo-Myanmar Wars  and
  • analyze pros and cons of the historical episodes of the  Myanmar’ foreign relations that happened in the late 19 Century.

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

  • interpret encroachment of the West which led to the changes of  Myanmar political, foreign relations and society order and
  • estimate the geo-political competition between Britain and France.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three broad sections. The first part covers the dispute of  neighbouring countries and the First Anglo-Myanmar War and the Treaty of Yandabo . The second part of the course contains the causes of Foreign Mission, and the Second Anglo-Myanmar War. The third part of the course includes King Mindon’ foreign policy, Foreign relations with other European Countries and the third Anglo-Myanmar War.