The Department of History was founded in 1920 as the name of the Department of Chronicle (Yazawin) while Yangon University was emerged.  When Myanmar gained Independence in 1948, name of the department was changed as the Department of “Political Science and Far East History”. When new education system was started in 1964, the department was transformed to the Department of History. This name is still in active.

Offering courses from Department of History are Ancient, Modern and Contemporary Myanmar history, Ancient and Modern SE Asian history, Nation Building of SEA, Middle East, Far Eastern history (Japan, Korea and China), American and Russia history, World History, Myanmar History and Culture, Myanmar Studies,  Environmental history, Political Science, International Relations, History of Science and Technology, Research Methodology.

 

Values

The History Department values a skilled, critically aware and informed citizenry; an honest academic and public engagement with the past, its meanings, and its consequences for today; and the promotion and support of history and social studies education at KG through 12, undergraduate, and graduate levels for students of all ages and of all backgrounds.

 

Objectives

Department faculty took interest in motivating students and gave counseling to them in their academic and career problems.  Large numbers of student were enrolled in the Department coming from passing of Matriculation from near Yangon region.  The numbers of girls enrolled in B.A and MA courses are more than boy students. Departmental faculty takes efforts to train them in academic language and supports them in their day to day academic problems.

 

OFFER DEGREES ARE

B.A. History, (4 years)

B.A. Hons, History (5 years)

M.A  History (2 years)

Ph.D History (5 years)

Postgraduate Diploma in Myanmar History and Culture (1 year)

Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Myanmar Studies (1 year)

All the faculty members Department are picking different research themes from Ancient and Medieval and Modern History of Myanmar. They are innovatively engaged in the research which employs new research methods with different approaches like feminism, environmentalist and Human Rights.

Department is keen to develop the resources of research by collaborated efforts to bring different important sources to Departmental library, Central Library, Yangon University Library,  Historical commission Library, National Museum. Departmental faculty will undertake research assignments in varied ways like; writing research articles,  books, editing research projects. The department will continue to organize the seminars workshops, conferences of International, National and Regional level.  Departmental faculty will undertake following research assignments, for which the information is given below in tabulated form:

1. Medieval Myanmar
2. Modern Myanmar
3. Contemporary Myanmar
a. Social History
b. Political History
c. Economic History
4. Contemporary China and India
5. Gender Studies
6. Contemporary Southeast Asia

Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)
An MoU signed in 2012 outlines a relationship between the History Department of the University of Yangon with the University of Passau in Germany. Two Professors from the Department of History gave lectures at the University of Passau in 2014 and 2015. One Professor participated in a conference on Myanmar in Passau in 2015.

Curriculum

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.

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.

 

 

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.

CURRICULUM FOR B.A. DEGREE
Semester I

Foundation Courses
Eng 4001 (3) English

Core Courses
Hist 4101 (4) Myanmar Historiography I
Hist 4102 (4) Myanmar Historical Literature I
Hist 4103 (4) Contemporary Southeast Asia I
Hist 4104 (4) Modern Middle East I
Hist 4105 (4) International Relations since 1945 I

Semester II

Foundation Courses
Eng 4002 (3) English

Core Courses
Hist 4106 (4) Myanmar Historiography II
Hist 4107 (4) Myanmar Historical Literature II
Hist 4108 (4) Contemporary Southeast Asia II
Hist 4109 (4) Modern Middle East II
Hist 4110 (4) International Relations since 1945 II

 

Myanmar Historiography II

Fourth Year (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist -4106)

 

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 focuses on the study the Myanmar chronicles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their influence upon historical writing. This course covers wide range of topics; how modern historical writing in Myanmar emerged, the Records of Royal Exploits in Myanmar mentioned in chronicle, the records of important events in Myanmar and the importance of Ayedawbon treatises in Myanmar historical writing.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A Degree for Fourth Year, B.A (History Specialization) students of University of Yangon.

 

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

 

a. Academic Aims:

The course aims are as follows:

  • To study of the chronicles of Myanmar in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and analyse their influence upon historical writing
  • To discuss how Myanmar historical writing were develope

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • gain knowledge about Myanmar chronicles compiled in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and comprehend how Myanmar historiographical documents are important for the study of Myanmar historiography.

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

  • realize how to use Myanmar historiographical documents for their further historical study and research.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three chapters; Modern Historical Writing in Myanmar 1724-1974, Records of Royal Exploits, and Records of Important Events in Myanmar historiography.

The course has five main parts: Students will be introduced how modern historical writing in Myanmar was developed. For a better understanding of the Modern Historical Writing in Myanmar, the students will learn the chronicles in the fifteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century, U Kala’s method and style of composition, and Merits and demerits in the First and the Second Mahayazawin, the Konbaungset Mahayazawin as a continuation to the second Mahazawingyi, a gradual change in the method of historical writing, and about the Burma Research Society. In the second part, the story of Minyin Naratheinkha, the story of Narathihapate and the venerable monk envoy of Bagan will be learned for a better understanding of the Records of Royal Exploits in Myanmar. The importance of Ayedawbon treaties in Myanmar history and the Bayintnaung’s Bell Inscription will be studied to know how Myanmar historical events can be revealed from historical document in the third part.

 

Myanmar Historical Literature II

Fourth Year (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist -4107)

 

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

Study is made to know about the types of historical sources:  its value and limitation. Discussions are made on different forms of Myanmar historical sources: stone inscriptions, wall-painting, painting on parabike manuscript, royal orders, inquests, governmental reports, censuses, gazetteers, newspapers and periodicals and etc.

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for Fourth 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 know about historical sources in Myanmar literature,
  • To be easy for searching for sources when the students do research paper or thesis.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • identify what are the historical sources of a certain period and how to use the sources of Myanmar History.

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

  • analyze the historical sources which one belongs to ancient, medieval or modern period,
  • identify what source is primary or secondary one , and
  • apply the needs for references to a certain field of area which belongs to political, social or economic sector.
IV. Structure of the course

The course is composed of historical sources for Ancient History of Myanmar; that of Medieval History of Myanmar and Modern History of Myanmar. The course contains four parts: in the first part, students study on stone inscriptions in Pali, Sanskrit, Pyu, Mon, and Myanmar which are found in Myanmar, in the second part, study is made on historical sources and interpretation on the sources how to use for doing political, economic or social history. In the third part, students learn poetic literature in Myanmar: pyo (epic of Jataka) of the Inwa Period, egyins (historical ballads) of the Taunggu Period, and Mawgun (Royal Eulogy) and use as historical sources. It belongs to the Medieval Myanmar. In the fourth part, students do study on sources dealing with Modern Myanmar: newspapers, periodicals, governmental reports, memoirs, and statements.

 

Cultural History of Myanmar (Post Independence Period)

Fourth Year (Semester II)

Core Course for Myanmar Studies Specialization (MS-4108)

 

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 illustrate the literature, art and architecture, film and  music of Myanmar (1948 – 1974). The course covers the political conditions, and the changes and development of performing arts in Myanmar. This course discusses how the changes and development of Myanmar art and architecture,  music , films and literature .

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B. A Degree for fourth year (Myanmar Studies 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:

  1. To give students to contrast the political conditions of Myanmar after independence period.
  2. To know about the Myanmar’s literature and performing arts.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • appraise the situation of the country during the different administrations of the 7 different governments, and
  • assess the standard of Myanmar’s literature and culture under the administration of the Myanmar Socialist Programme party.

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

  • know the political situation of Myanmar after the Myanmar independence period, and
  • classify the standard of Myanmar Literature and Culture.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three sections. The first part covers background history of Myanmar after independence period. The second part of the course contains the Culture of Post-Independence Period (1948-1962) and the third part of the course includes the Culture of Post-Independence Period (1962-1974).

 

Modern Middle East II

Fourth Year (History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-4109)

 

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 focuses on the historical events of Middle East over the period from the end of World War II until the present. This course examines the Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict, the involvement of the Great Powers in that region, the creation of Israel and the wars of Arab-Israeli conflict, Cold War on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the significant Yom Kippur war. It concludes with the discussion and analyze on the PLO, the West Bank and the Lebanon Wars in 1982.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. Degree for Fourth 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 introduce students to the major political, social and economic challenges in Middle East.
  • To provide students with a systematic review for the emergence of the modern states in the Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the 1980s.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Criticize the solid overview of the main events, developments and trends in the history of the Middle East in the 20th century
  • Identify the cycles of the conflict through the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967.

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

  • Discuss the history of the Middle East in the 20th century

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in five broad sections. The first part illustrate the Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The second part of the course covers the Great Powers and the Middle East. The third part of the course includes Cold War Polarization of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1957-1966).  The fourth part of the course covers The Yam Kipur War (1973) and it’s Antecedents. The last part of the course is The PLO, the West Bank and the Lebanon Wars (1982).

The course has five main parts:

 

International Relations Since 1945 II

Fourth Year (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist -4110)

 

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 focuses on the study of the changes of international system, the conditions of US-Soviet relations, the exploitation of the US to approach due to the Sino-Soviet split, the powers involved in the Middle Eastern regions, the problem of Northern and Southern Korea. In addition the spread of nuclear testing, the agreement of partial nuclear test ban, the achievements of the UNO, the Third World emerged as a power in the UNO.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A Degree for Fourth Year, B.A (History Specialization) students of University of Yangon.

 

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

 

a. Academic Aims:

The course aims are as follows:

  • To study the changes of international system and US-Soviet Relations and conditions of world superpowers and international situations and effort of disarmament after 1945
  • To comprehend how these changes and conditions in international relations shaped the world’s politics after 1945.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • gain knowledge about the international relations after World War II and the emergence of world superpowers and conflicts among them and effort of disarmament, and the role of UNO in international relations after 1945.

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

comprehend how the international relations after World War II (after 1945) shaped and how the world’s superpower struggled to influence in international relations and the conditions of world’s politics and effort of disarmament after 1945.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in four chapters; Changes in International Relations, The Powers and the Third World, Effort at Disarmament, and Changing Role of the United Nations. The course covers understanding of the Changes in International Relations, the powers involved in the Middle East and involvement of the Powers in Africa and Latin America affairs and the agreement of partial nuclear test ban, the knowledge of SALT, the role of the United Nations after 1945. Students will be learned the changes of international system, U.S Soviet Relations and the gradual deterioration of Sino-Soviet split in the first chapter. The powers involved in the Middle East and the problem of Northern and Southern Korea will be studied by the students in the second chapter. Students will study the spread of nuclear testing and agreement of SALT in the third chapter. The achievement of UNO and the implementation of UNO will be learned in the fourth chapter.

Modern Southeast Asia II

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

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-3209)

 

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. (Hons) Degree for First Year (Hons), (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

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

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-3210)

 

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 (Hons). Degree for First Year Hons (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

First Year ( Hons) (Semester II)

Core Course for History Specialization (Hist-3211)

 

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. (Hons) 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 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

First Year (Hons) (Semester-II)

Elective course for History Specialization (Hist-3214)

 

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. (Hons) Degree for First Year (Hons) (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.

Myanmar Historiography II

Second Year Hons  (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist -4206)

 

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 focuses on the study the Myanmar chronicles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their influence upon historical writing. This course covers wide range of topics; how modern historical writing in Myanmar emerged, the Records of Royal Exploits in Myanmar mentioned in chronicle, the records of important events in Myanmar and the importance of Ayedawbon treatises in Myanmar historical writing.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A (Honour) Degree for Second Year, B.A (Honour) (History Specialization) students of University of Yangon.

 

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

 

a. Academic Aims:

The course aims are as follows:

  • To study of the chronicles of Myanmar in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and analyse their influence upon historical writing
  • To discuss how Myanmar historical writing were developed

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • gain knowledge about Myanmar chronicles compiled in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and comprehend how Myanmar historiographical documents are important for the study of Myanmar historiography.

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

  • realize how to use Myanmar historiographical documents for their further historical study and research.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three chapters; Modern Historical Writing in Myanmar 1724-1974, Records of Royal Exploits, and Records of Important Events in Myanmar historiography.

The course has five main parts: Students will be introduced how modern historical writing in Myanmar was developed. For a better understanding of the Modern Historical Writing in Myanmar, the students will learn the chronicles in the fifteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century, U Kala’s method and style of composition, and Merits and demerits in the First and the Second Mahayazawin, the Konbaungset Mahayazawin as a continuation to the second Mahazawingyi, a gradual change in the method of historical writing, and about the Burma Research Society. In the second part, the story of Minyin Naratheinkha, the story of Narathihapate and the venerable monk envoy of Bagan will be learned for a better understanding of the Records of Royal Exploits in Myanmar. The importance of Ayedawbon treaties in Myanmar history and the Bayintnaung’s Bell Inscription will be studied to know how Myanmar historical events can be revealed from historical document in the third part.

 

Myanmar Historical Literature II

Second Year (Hons:) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist -4207)

 

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

Study is made to know about the types of historical sources:  its value and limitation. Discussions are made on different forms of Myanmar historical sources: stone inscriptions, wall-painting, painting on parabike manuscript, royal orders, inquests, governmental reports, censuses, gazetteers, newspapers and periodicals and etc.

b.Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. (Hons) 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 know about historical sources in Myanmar literature,
  • To be easy for searching for sources when the students do research paper or thesis.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • identify what are the historical sources of a certain period and how to use the sources of Myanmar History.

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

  • analyze the historical sources which one belongs to ancient, medieval or modern period,
  • identify what source is primary or secondary one , and
  • apply the needs for references to a certain field of area which belongs to political, social or economic sector.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is composed of historical sources for Ancient History of Myanmar; that of Medieval History of Myanmar and Modern History of Myanmar. The course contains four parts: in the first part, students study on stone inscriptions in Pali, Sanskrit, Pyu, Mon, and Myanmar which are found in Myanmar, in the second part, study is made on historical sources and interpretation on the sources how to use for doing political, economic or social history. In the third part, students learn poetic literature in Myanmar: pyo (epic of Jataka) of the Inwa Period, egyins (historical ballads) of the Taunggu Period, and Mawgun (Royal Eulogy) and use as historical sources. It belongs to the Medieval Myanmar. In the fourth part, students do study on sources dealing with Modern Myanmar: newspapers, periodicals, governmental reports, memoirs, and statements.

 

Cultural History of Myanmar (Post Independence Period)

Second Year (B.A Hons:) (Semester-II)

Core Course for Myanmar Studies Specialization (MS-4208)

 

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 illustrate the literature, art and architecture, film and  music of Myanmar (1948 – 1974). The course covers the political conditions, and the changes and development of performing arts in Myanmar. This course discusses how the changes and development of Myanmar art and architecture, music , films and literature .

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B. A Honours Degree for second year (Myanmar Studies 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 contrast the political conditions of Myanmar after independence period.
  • To know about the Myanmar’s literature and performing arts.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • appraise the situation of the country during the different administrations of the 7 different governments, and
  • assess the standard of Myanmar’s literature and culture under the administration of the Myanmar Socialist Programme party.

 

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

  • know the political situation of Myanmar after the Myanmar independence period, and
  • classify the standard of Myanmar Literature and Culture.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three sections. The first part covers background history of Myanmar after independence period. The second part of the course contains the Culture of Post-Independence Period (1948-1962) and the third part of the course includes the Culture of Post-Independence Period (1962-1974).

 

Modern Middle East II

Second Year (Hons) (History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-4209)

 

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 focuses on the historical events of Middle East over the period from the end of World War II until the present. This course examines the Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict, the involvement of the Great Powers in that region, the creation of Israel and the wars of Arab-Israeli conflict, Cold War on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the significant Yom Kippur war. It concludes with the discussion and analyze on the PLO, the West Bank and the Lebanon Wars in 1982.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A.(Hons) Degree for Second year (Hons) (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 introduce students to the major political, social and economic challenges in Middle East.
  • To provide students with a systematic review for the emergence of the modern states in the Middle East from the fall of the Ottoman Empire, at the end of the First World War to the 1980s.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Criticize the solid overview of the main events, developments and trends in the history of the Middle East in the 20th century
  • Identify the cycles of the conflict through the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967.

 

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

  • Discuss the history of the Middle East in the 20th century

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in five broad sections. The first part illustrate the Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The second part of the course covers the Great Powers and the Middle East. The third part of the course includes Cold War Polarization of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1957-1966).  The fourth part of the course covers The Yam Kipur War (1973) and it’s Antecedents. The last part of the course is The PLO, the West Bank and the Lebanon Wars (1982).

The course has five main parts:

 

International Relations Since 1945 II

Second Year Hons  (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist -4210)

 

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 focuses on the study of the changes of international system, the conditions of US-Soviet relations, the exploitation of the US to approach due to the Sino-Soviet split, the powers involved in the Middle Eastern regions, the problem of Northern and Southern Korea. In addition the spread of nuclear testing, the agreement of partial nuclear test ban, the achievements of the UNO, the Third World emerged as a power in the UNO.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A (Honour) Degree for Second Year, B.A (Honour) (History Specialization) students of University of Yangon.

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

 

a. Academic Aims:

The course aims are as follows:

  • To study the changes of international system and US-Soviet Relations and conditions of world superpowers and international situations and effort of disarmament after 1945
  • To comprehend how these changes and conditions in international relations shaped the world’s politics after 1945

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • gain knowledge about the international relations after World War II and the emergence of world superpowers and conflicts among them and effort of disarmament, and the role of UNO in international relations after 1945

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

comprehend how the international relations after World War II (after 1945) shaped and how the world’s superpower struggled to influence in international relations and the conditions of world’s politics and effort of disarmament after 1945

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in four chapters; Changes in International Relations, The Powers and the Third World, Effort at Disarmament, and Changing Role of the United Nations. The course covers understanding of the Changes in International Relations, the powers involved in the Middle East and involvement of the Powers in Africa and Latin America affairs and the agreement of partial nuclear test ban, the knowledge of SALT, the role of the United Nations after 1945. Students will be learned the changes of international system, U.S Soviet Relations and the gradual deterioration of Sino-Soviet split in the first chapter. The powers involved in the Middle East and the problem of Northern and Southern Korea will be studied by the students in the second chapter. Students will study the spread of nuclear testing and agreement of SALT in the third chapter. The achievement of UNO and the implementation of UNO will be learned in the fourth chapter.

 

 

Environmental History II

Third Year (Hons) & M.A.(Qualifying)(History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist- 5211)

 

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 energy sources and causes of energy crisis, the effects of greenhouses and causes of global warming which cause bad effect in present environmental problems in the world. Moreover, it will explore how population growth effect on environment and man-made disasters which contributed to the world’s environment. This course aims at providing the learners with analytical skill, critical thinking and communication skill in relations with environmental issues and problems currently facing and aim to aware how these problems could be solved.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

This course is a part of B.A (Honour) Degree Programme for Third Year (Honour) and M.A Degree for MA (Qualifying) (History Specialization) students majoring in History Subject in 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 environmental issues and problems 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 environmental problems and issues that changed global environmental threats in current situations,
  • analyze the pros and corns of environmental problems and issues, and
  • articulate the causes of these environmental problems and issues and
  • comprehend the ways to solve these environment problems of the world.

 

Generic Learning Outcomes (GLOs)

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

  • analyze the issues from multi-dimensional approach,
  • comprehend disadvantages of environmental problems, and
  • envision ways in solving these environmental issues by learning the causes of these problems.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is formed with five components: Energy Crisis, Global Warming and Future Environmentalism, Population and Environment, Technological Hazard: Disasters and Accidents and Deforestation and Its Effects.

 

 

Western Historiography II

Third Year (Hons) & M.A.(Qualifying)(History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist- 5208)

 

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 illustrates literary movement in Italy, England and French from the time of Renaissance period to seventeenth century. It examines the historical writing of the greatest of the historians in the Renaissance Italy and England and compare the historical writing in the 17th century differ from traditional western history.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. (Hons) Degree for Third Year (Hons) and M.A Degree for MA (Qualifying) (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 gain the broad knowledge of historical writing in western countries,
  • To familiarize the historical context of the Renaissance movement in Italy, including discussions of Renaissance ideals, Renaissance historical writings

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • understand historical trends in theory and method
  • discuss the western historiography

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

  • identify and explain major trends and issues in western historiography

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in two broad sections. The first part of the course explore the process of historical writing, and some of the main issues and interpretive frameworks in history.  The second part of the course examine how did historical writing in the 17th century differ from traditional western history.

 

Economic History of Myanmar II

Third Year (Hons) & M.A.(Qualifying)(History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist- 5212)

 

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 was to study the economic policies and the main economic policies of Myanmar from 1948 to 1958 after independence. And, this was to study the political and economic situation after the AFPFL. The aim is to learn about the economic history of Myanmar, which operated between 1948-58 and 1958-62.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of B.A. (Hons) Degree for Third Year (Hons) and M.A Degree for MA (Qualifying) (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 study students to the main knowledge and policies of economic history of Myanmar in 1948-1958.
  • To know the main enterprises that happened in the economic history of Myanmar between 1958 and 1962.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • evaluate the Economic History of Myanmar changed before and after independence depending on the political situation, and
  • know change of the Economic History of Myanmar that happened before and after independence .

By the end of the semester,

After learning about Myanmar’s independent economy, students would be able to compare it with today’s economy.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three broad sections.

  • In the first part covers Economic situation in Myanmar before independence.
  • In the second part of the course includes the transform of Economic History of Myanmar before and after independence.
  • In the third part of the course involves the changes of Political and economic situation of Myanmar after the AFPFL period.


Contemporary Myanmar II

First Year MA (History) (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist-621)

 

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 discipline

This course focuses on the contemporary Myanmar history from the prelude to democratization in Myanmar to emergence of new government formed by NLD Party. This course covers the wide range of the topics, including Saffron Revolution, Cyclone Nargis , 2008 Constitution , the new cabinet and the new changes , challenges in economic reforms , national reconciliation and peace process.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of M.A. Degree for First year MA (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 analyze the democratization process of Myanmar
  • To discuss the challenges in Peace Process

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • demonstrate how different political institutions, actors and processes shape Myanmar politics, comprehend the multiple trajectories and contestations of Myanmar democracy

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

  • develop skills in research, analysis, presentation and writing on Myanmar politics.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in three broad sections. The first part examines prelude to democratization in Myanmar. The second part of the course illustrate democratization of Myanmar between 2011 to 2015 . The third part of the course includes 2015 Election and emergence of new government formed by NLD Party.

 

Myanmar Art and Architecture

M.A. First Year (Semester-II)

Core course for History Specialization (Hist -624)

 

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 many parts: basic terms of architecture in Myanmar, Mudrā and Āssana (Hand and foot postures of the Buddhist Art), stūpa (pagoda/solid type) and its architecture, (temple/ hollow type) and its architecture, Mon art and architecture and its significances, terracotta artifacts of Myanmar, Paintings of Bagan.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of M.A. Degree for First year MA (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 know about the value of art and architecture,
  • To interpret the ancient history of Myanmar and its descending, influence and links with other cultures.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Interpret the inscriptions, religious monuments and iconography which are important sources to history.

 

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

  • provide the candidates how to historically interpret on artifacts,
  • obtain an important knowledge dealing with the artifact or remain and its periodization, and
  • evaluate art and architecture of a certain period by doing comparative study.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is composed of art and architectural terms of Myanmar tradition, architecture of stupa, and temple, and images, i.e. statue, relief, paintings and these types and styles. The course contains three parts: in the first part, students study on art and architectural terms as a fundamental knowledge. In the second part, study is made on stupa and its type and style. In the third part, students will learn iconographic study including the Buddha, monks, deities, laymen and depictions of Jataka stories. In the fourth part, students do study on art and architecture during the Pyu period, Bagan, and succeeding periods in Myanmar history.

 


Political History of Myanmar

Ph.D preliminary course (History)

Core course for History Specialization

 

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 focus of the course is to explore the changes of political patterns in Myanmar.  It covers the situation of politics since Konbaung Dynasty to Burma Socialist Program Party period of Myanmar. The goal is to examine how the changes of politics in Myanmar and what we should take a lesson from the events.

 

b. Locating the course within the curriculum

The course is a part of Ph.D  (History) Degree for preliminary history 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: ƒ

To give students to the knowledge of political changes of Myanmar

To evaluate the why and how the convinced of different political patterns in Myanmar.

 

b. Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Examine the causes and significances of historic politicalevents, and analyze the impact of politics changes in Myanmar history.

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

  • Evaluate the different political patterns in Myanmar.
  • Analysis the changes of politics in Myanmar.

 

IV. Structure of the course

The course is structured in four main sections.

  • The first part covers the administrative system of Konbaung Monarchical period. .
  • The second part of the course contains the development of political system in Colonial period and the historic events for struggle for Independent.
  • The third part of the course includes Parliamentary system in Myanmar.
  • The fourth part describes how Myanmar goes to Socialism under BSPP government.