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Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The aim of this graduate program is to produce graduates who are able to appreciate and apply the integration of art-science (fusion) scientific knowledge to address issues of management and governance of cities and sustainable communities in the context of sustainable development and management. The focus is also given to the intricate relationship between human and physical processes that shape the ecology and urban environment. This program will explore the social and ecological processes in a city that has complexity, conflict and diversity of its own. The programme structure is flexible to allow students the opportunities of enhancing certain field of studies by doing research topics based on their interest, ability and educational experience. This program is offered full time/part time basis.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required  Credit Hours

Core

12

Dissertation

28

Total 

40

Course Offering

Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HGG 511/3

Selected Topics On Sustainable Cities And Communities

100

-

-

HGM511/3

Sustainable Cities And Communities

40

60

HGT514/3

Research Methods

40

60

-

HGM512/3

Communities in Urban

40

60

-

HGP591/28

Dissertation

100

-










Legend:
CW   -   Course Work
EW    -   Examination Assessment


SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HGG511/3    Selected Topics On Sustainable Cities And Communities

This course requires critical academic evaluation and discussions on selected topics emphasizing on sustainable cities and communities. Discussions will focus on aspects of urban sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and its dwellers. Students are to to select a few topics in the context of urbanization and community in Malaysia. They will present the relationship between local and international  urbanization and community processes  in seminars, presentations and class discussions.

HGM511/3    Sustainable Cities And Communities

This course will discuss the economic, environmental and community needs for stable and sustainable cities and communities in order to ensure sustainable livelihood of current and future communities.  It will provide basic skills in planning and formulating a sustainable city and community model based on existing cities which covers data entry, processing and analysis. Students will acquire skills in developing and applying the sustainable city and community model to resolve the existing unsustainability practice in cities and communities.

HGM512/3    Communities In Urban Management

This course will discuss the needs of sustainable comunities in the city. It includes topics on demography,values, legal awareness and implementation, security, crime prevention, allocation of space for community interaction, such as open space and places of worship, to cultivate harmonious relationship among ethnic groups in order to maintain existing sustainable community livelihood and of the future. The course will provide basic skills in planning and drafting a sustainable community model based on existing cities. Theoretical and practical aspects of planning and developing sustainable community involve data input, manipulation and analysis; will be conducted by students based on an existing city. Students will gain skills in developing and applying sustainable community model to solve the unsustainability problems in communities and cities today.

HGT514/3    Research Methods

This course will equip students with skills in designing research projects and encourage students to identify strengths and weaknesses of various methods in solving cities and communities-related problems.Among the skills that will be taught include the use of qualitative and quantitative methods in research related to sustainable cities and communities. Emphasis will be given to the use of statistical methods to analyze data and solve problems related to the city and the community.

HGP591/28    Dissertation

This course enables the students to carry out independent academic research which will allow them to show their abilities in solving problems related to urban and sustainable communities.


Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The aim of this graduate program is to enhance the student’s skills in current scientific knowledge in theory, method and application of geographic information in various fields such as urban and regional planning, social planning, resource management, business management and planning as well as environmental aspects. The programme structure is flexible and it allows students to acquire the opportunities of enhancing certain field of studies by doing research topics based on their interest, ability and educational experience. At present, this program is offered full time since most of the courses involve practical works through computer application in the lab.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required Credit Hours

Core

20

Dissertation

20

Total

40





Penawaran Kursus  / Course Offering


Course


% CW


% EW


Sem I


Sem II

HGT511/4

Geographic Information Systems

40

60

HGT512/4

Digital Remote Sensing

40

60

HGT513/4

Research Methods and Geographic Database Management

40

60

-

HGT521/4

Locational and Spatial Analysis

40

60

-

EITHER

HGT522/4

GIS in Business And Services Planning

40

60

-

or

HGT523/4

GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

40

60

-

or

HGT524/4

GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

40

60

-

HGP590/20

Disertasi  / Dissertation

100

-

Legend:
CW – Course Work
EW –  Examination Assessment

SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HGT511/4    Geographic Information Systems

The course aims to discuss GIS application in representing spatial phenomena using computer systems and give basic skills in GIS application involve inputting, manipulating, analyzing and presenting data. In addition, it also discusses basic GIS concept, data model and database development, manipulation and analysis and presenting data in GIS.
    
HGT512/4   Digital Remote Sensing

The aim of this course is to disseminate a broad range of understanding on the use of digital remote sensing as it is incumbent upon all to fully understand the basic concepts and fundamentals of digital remote sensing prior to digital image processing techniques. This course also aims at training postgraduate level to technically analyze and evaluate the physical environment with the application of digital remote sensing. Students will be trained in decision-making based on specific case studies in order to inculcate information management skill.

HGT513/4    Research Methods And Geographic Database Management

This course introduces skills in applying qualitative and quantitative methods in geographic research. Emphasis will be given to the application of research method and data management. It will include the application of multivariate statistics in data analysis and solving spatial problem. It also discusses how to gather, manage and analyse geographic data and to apply then in solving the problems in human and physical geography.

HGT521/4    Locational and Spatial Analysis

This course discusses various aspects of locational analysis, which includes optimum locational model and multi criteria evaluation. It also discuss spatial problem and method in solving the spatial problem, such as in finding spatial distribution pattern and spatial interaction. Emphasis will be given to the application of algorithm and appropriate methodology in analyzing the spatial phenomena.

HGT522/4    GIS in Business and Services Planning

This course discusses the importance of Geography and GIS in business organization and services. It will also provide students skills in geo-demography and its usage in service sector planning such as business, banking, health facilities and education.  This course will also discuss the application of GIS in planning and evaluating market area, to evaluate suitable business area and to establish location of public facilities.


HGT523/4    GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

This course discusses the application of GIS science (Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing) in resource and disaster management. Emphasis will be given on the concept of application and techniques such as model development, multi criteria evaluation and the development of an early warning system.  This course will also discuss the application of GIS to forecast disaster and its impact to human, properties and environment.

HGT524/4    GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

This course introduces the application of GIS in social and public policy planning. Discussions will emphasize on how GIS can be used in socio-economic data management and policy planning for managing community growth. It will also discuss the application of GIS in public decision making.

HGP590/20     Disertasi /  Dissertation

This course enables the students to carry out independent academic research which will allow them to show their abilities in applying GIS practical skills in research and solving spatial problem.


Kursus / Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HGT511/4

Sistem Maklumat Geografi

Geographic Information Systems

40

 

60

 

HGT512/4

Penderiaan Jauh Digital

Digital Remote Sensing

40

 

60

 

HGT513/4

Kaedah Penyelidikan Dan Pengurusan Pangkalan Data Geografi

Research Methods and Geographic Database Management

40

 

60

 

-

HGT521/4

Analisis Lokasi dan Ruangan

Locational and Spatial Analysis

40

 

60

 

-

SAMA ADA  / EITHER

 

 

 

 

HGT522/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Perancangan Perniagaan Dan Perkhidmatan

GIS in Business And Services Planning

40

60

-

atau   / or

 

 

 

 

HGT523/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Pengurusan Sumber Dan Bencana

GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

40

60

-

atau   / or

 

 

 

 

HGT524/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Perancangan Sosial Dan Dasar Awam

GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

40

 

60

 

-

HGP590/20

Disertasi  / Dissertation

100

-

Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The Master of Arts programme in Hadith aims to serve the needs of graduates who are interested in furthering their studies in Hadith by coursework and dissertation. This programme provides an alternative to the existing programme of Master of Arts (Islamic Studies) via full research which  is also offered. The mixed-mode structure is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a coursework-based M.A. programme that is flexible. The flexibility of the programme lies in the dissertation component that allows candidates to do research on a particular area that is relevant to their experience and interests. Candidates who join this programme have the option of choosing part-time or full-time status to suit their personal and work schedule.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required Credit Hours

 Core

20

 Dissertation

24

 Total

44

Course Offering

Kursus / Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HIT 511/4

Science of Hadith

40

60

-

HIT 512/4

Critical Analysis on Hadith Texts

40

60

-

HIT 513/4

Methodology of Muhaddithin

40

60

-

HIT 521/4

A Study on Sources and Status of Hadith

40

60

-

HIT 522/2

The Narrators of Hadith

40

60

-

HIT500/24

Dissertation

100

-

Legend :
CW  - Course Work
EW  -  Examination Assessment


SINOPSIS KURSUS  / SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HIT 511/4    Sains Al-Hadith / Science Of Hadith

Kursus ini akan memberi pengetahuan kepada para pelajar gambaran lengkap ilmu hadith. Memperkenalkan teknik-teknik pengumpulan hadith, kaedah-kaedah penelitian di samping mengkaji istilah-istilah yang digunapakai dalam membuat penapisan sesebuah hadith yang dinisbahkan kepada Nabi Muhammad S.A.W.  Di samping itu, beberapa hadith akan digunakan sebagai contoh kajian penapisan hadith-hadith Nabi secara terperinci.

This course aims to expose some of the basic and fundamental concepts, terminologies and principles in the field of hadith. It will highlight all basic information that any student of hadith must be equipped with before embarking into this field of knowledge.   

HIT 512/4    Analisis Kritis Matan Hadith / Critical Analysis On Hadith Texts

Kursus ini akan membincangkan kaedah menganalisis sesebuah matan hadith secara kritis. Melalui analisis ini akan dapat dinilai ketulenan sesebuah matan hadith dan ketepatan maksudnya. Kaedah-kaedah yang telah dinyatakan oleh para ulama pengkritik hadith dibincangkan. Dengan kursus ini pelajar akan terdedah kepada kaedah ilmiah mengkritik matan sesebuah hadith dan kaedah ilmiah memahami maksud matan.

This course seeks to improve the knowledge of students regarding the principles and technicalities necessary for a good and precise understanding and commentary of the texts of hadith. It also highlights the importance of comprehending issues of the time and to take them into account while interpreting and commenting on any prophetic hadith. It is hope that at the end of the course students will be able to understand necessary principles and elements to gain a correct understanding and interpretation of hadith.

HIT 513/4    Metodologi Sarjana Hadith / Methodology Of Muhaddithin

Kursus bertujuan untuk memberi pengetahuan kepada para pelajar tentang metodologi para ‘ulama’ hadith dalam proses menilai perawi, sanad dan matan hadith. Ia sangat penting bagi menjamin status sesuatu hadith yang tulen dan tidak tercemar dengan unsur-unsur luar. Di akhir kursus para pelajar akan dapat memahami tentang ketulenan dan kebenaran hadith yang benar-benar berasal dari Rasulullah SAW.

This course is designed to expose students the methodologies used by the scholars of hadith in the process of evaluating the quality of narrators, the chain of transmitters and the texts of hadiths. It is very crucial in order to identify the status of the originality and authenticity of hadiths. At the end of the course, students will be able to discern between the original and authentic hadiths of the prophet from fabricated ones.

HIT 521/4    Kajian Sumber Dan Keaslian Hadith  / A Study On Sources And  Status Of Hadith

Kursus ini akan membincangkan secara mendalam mengenai kaedah Takhrij al-Hadith. Ia sangat penting kepada pelajar untuk memahami dan mencontohi jejak langkah imam-imam hadith dan menerangkan kedudukannya dari sudut diterima atau ditolak. Kursus ini akan membimbing pelajar untuk melakukan kerja ilmiah yang paling utama bagi seseorang pelajar hadith iaitu kaedah mentakhrijkan hadith untuk membezakan hadith yang sahih dan lemah.


This course discusses the method of takhrij al-Hadith  used by the scholars of hadith in identifying the original sources of hadiths. It is vital for the student to understand and follow the footsteps of the highly recognized hadith scholars of the past in evaluating and tracing the sources of widely circulated hadith. Through this course, students will be able to understand the methodologies used to evaluate the status of hadiths and to differentiate the sound hadiths from the weak ones.

HIT 522/4    Tokoh-Tokoh Periwayat Hadith  / The Narrators Of Hadith

Kursus ini membincangkan mengenai para perawi hadith. Mereka adalah teras sanad yang menyambung antara pengkaji hadith dengan sumber matan. Sejarah mereka turut dikaji bagi memastikan kemunasabahan periwayatan. Pada akhir kursus, pelajar akan mengenali perawi-perawi hadith yang bertanggungjawab meriwayatkan hadith-hadith sahih untuk faedah masyarakat Islam.

This course aims to enlighten students on the scholarships of the narrators of hadiths. This is done through evaluating some of the materials contained in the original and most respected encyclopedia of hadith scholars in the past. At the end of the course students will be familiar with the narrators of who were responsible in separating sound hadiths for the benefit of the Muslim community.

HIT500/24    Disertasi  / Dissertation

Pelajar akan diperkenalkan dengan metodologi penyelidikan dalam bidang hadith yang melibatkan pelbagai jenis pengumpulan dan analisa data teknik pembentangan dan penulisan akademik berdasarkan petunjuk al-Qur’an dan Sunnah termasuklah menggunakan pandangan dan pengalaman pengkaji-pengkaji Islam yang lepas.      

Candidates will be introduced to the appropriate research methodology in hadith with various kinds of data collection and analysis and presentation techniques in academic writings based on the guidance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah as well as the wisdom and the experiences of past Muslim researchers.

Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses

Introduction

The Master of Arts programme in Linguistics and English Language Studies aims to serve the needs of graduates who are interested in furthering their studies in Linguistic and English Language Studies by coursework and dissertation. The mixed-mode structure is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a coursework-based M.A. programme that is flexible. The flexibility of the programme lies in the dissertation component that allows candidates to do research on a particular area that is relevant to their experience and interests. Candidates who join this programme have the option of choosing part-time or full-time status to suit their personal and work schedule.
 
Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required Units

Core

12

Dissertation

28

Total Units

40

Course Offering

Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HET 514/3

Research Methods in Language Studies

100

-

-

HET 515/3

Linguistic Studies

60

40

-

HET 524/3

Psychology and Sociology of Language

60

40

-

HET 525/3

Perspectives in English Language Studies: Literacy and   Literature

60

40

-

HET 526/28

Dissertation

100

-

Legend :
CW -  Course Work
EW  - Examination Assessme

SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HET 514/3    Research Methods In Language Studies

The course comprises fundamental topics in research, particularly those involved in language and linguistic research.  Students will be equipped with the knowledge of research concepts and structures such as problem statements, research questions and objectives, research proposal, methodology as well as data analysis.  In addition, qualitative and quantitative methods of research will also be emphasized in the course.  Qualitative research issues such as qualitative data collection techniques as well as analysis methods such as textual analysis and literary criticism will be given emphasis.   The course will equip students with relevant knowledge in quantitative research methodology issues such as types of data collection and techniques, research instrument design as well as statistical analysis techniques.  Through a research proposal writing exercise, students will demonstrate their  understanding of the academic  research including the search of a relevant research topic, the development of research questions, the contextualization of the research through a literature review, the use of relevant theories and appropriate methodology, the analysis of the data and the discussion of research findings.

HET 515/3    Linguistic Studies
    
The course serves as a foundation for more advanced work in linguistics. It explores core areas of linguistics, namely the sub field of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and emphasizes the main conceptual foundations of linguistics and the methods of analysis, argumentation and justification within the field.

HET 524/3    Psychology And Sociology Of Language

The course covers topics on the psychology and sociology of language that are pertinent for advanced level students.  The psychology of language component of the course aims to stimulate discussion and ideas among students on central issues in the study of language processing.  The topics that will be discussed are fundamental issues in the area of language acquisition and development.  The sociology of language component covers the field of sociolinguistics and explores selected issues related to language and society.  The component highlights a variety of relationships between language and society, including for an example, language variation, societal multilingualism and language and gender.  It also aims to develop the students’ knowledge of the various approaches to the study of sociolinguistics to the point where they are able to conduct their own research, analyse and synthesize data acquired through sociolinguistic research of the speech commununity.

HET 525/3    Perspectives in English Language Studies: Literacy And  Literature

The course will expose students to theoretical and critical issues related to literacy and literature. The literacy component enhances students’ knowledge of and critical engagement with forms of literacies currently sustainable to new economic and social realities. It encompasses multiliteracies, critical literacies and forms of literacies associated with information and multimedia technologies. The literary component interrogates the discourse of literary texts using a number of critical frameworks thereby sensitising readers to the ideological nature of literary discourse and the ways in which certain dominant ideas of nation, race, ethnicity and gender are ratified or challenged. The course develops students’ ability to think, interpret and evaluate differing views and perspectives – workplace skills which are much sought after by stakeholders in today’s knowledge-intensive society.

HET 526/28    Dissertation

The dissertation course requires students to carry out research in linguistics or literature under the guidance of a supervisor. Students will use primary and secondary information and design their research study appropriately. They will hand in a completed dissertation at the end of the course.


MASTER OF ARTS (SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY)

PengenalanIntroduction
Keperluan  PengijazahanGraduation Requirement
Penawaran Kursus / Course Offering
Sinopsis KursusSynopses of Courses


Pengenalan  / Introduction

Program Sarjana Sastera (Sejarah Asia Tenggara) bertujuan untuk memenuhi keperluan pelajar-pelajar siswazah yang berhasrat untuk menyambung pengajian mereka dalam bidang sejarah secara komprehensif melalui komponen kursus dan disertasi. Program ini dirancangkan dengan penekanan kepada fleksibiliti yang didasarkan kepada komponen disertasi yang membolehkan para pelajar menjalankan penyelidikan dalam pelbagai bidang yang berkaitan dengan minat, kebolehan dan pengalaman ilmiah masing-masing. Para pelajar yang berminat untuk mengikuti program ini boleh memilih sama ada untuk berdaftar secara penuh masa atau sambilan. Dengan pemilihan ini membolehkan mereka menyusun atur jadual peribadi dan jadual belajar sebaik mungkin. Program ini dijalankan melalui mod-campuran yang melibatkan kerja kursus dan penyelidikan. Semua pelajar mesti menyediakan tugasan, terlibat dalam kelas tutorial dan peperiksaan bertulis di samping menghadiri kuliah. Program ini dikendalikan dalam Bahasa Malaysia (Bahasa Melayu) pada keseluruhannya.

The Master of Arts (Southeast Asian History) aimed at fufilling the ambitions of postgraduate students for continuing their comprehensive studies in the discipline of history through the components of coursework and dissertation. This programme is designed to be flexible based on the dissertation component that enabled students to undertake research in various disciplines relating to their interest, ability and respective academic experiences. Students interested in this programme can register either as full-time or part-time. With this selection it enabled them to arrange their personal and study schedule the best they could. This programme is conducted in mixed-mode involving course work and research. All students are required to prepare an assignment, involved in tutorial classes and written examination apart from attending lectures. This programme is conducted in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay language) throughout.


Keperluan Pengijazahan  / Graduation Requirement

Jenis Kursus / Type of Courses

Keperluan   Unit / Required Credit Hours

 Teras / Core

16

 Kursus Pilihan   / Optional Courses

4

 Disertasi / Dissertation

20

 Jumlah  / Total

40

 Penawaran Kursus  / Course Offering

Kursus / Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HSK 501/4

Teori dan Kaedah Penyelidikan dalam Ilmu Sejarah

Theory and Research Methods in History

50

50

-

HSM 502/4

Sejarah Politik Malaysia

Political History of Malaysia

50

50

-

HST 504/4

Sejarah Asia Tenggara Abad ke-20

Twentieth Century Southeast Asian History

50

50

-

HSM 503/4

Sejarah Sosio-Ekonomi Malaysia

Socio-Economic History of Malaysia

50

50

-

SAMA ADA / EITHER

* HSA 505/4

Sejarah Asia: Intelektual dan Arus Perubahan

  Asian History: Intellectuals and the Current of Change

50

50

-

atau / or

50

50

-

*HSB 508/4

Asia Tenggara dalam Sejarah Antarabangsa

Southeast Asia in International History

HSB 507/20

Disertasi / Dissertation

100

-

Petunjuk  /  Legend  :
CW   -   Kerja Kursus  / Course Work
EW   -   Penilaian Peperiksaan  / Examination Assessment
* Kursus Pilihan  / Optional Courses

SINOPSIS KURSUS  / SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HSA 505/4     Sejarah Asia: Intelektual dan Arus Perubahan
                      Asian History: Intellectuals and the Current of Change

Kursus ini bertujuan untuk mengembangkan pengetahuan pelajar tentang perubahan sosio ekonomi dan politik yang telah mempengaruhi pengubalan dasar di negara-negara Asia. Kursus ini akan membincangkan perubahan dalam masyarakat termasuk modenisasi dan sikap golongan intelek tempatan serta golongan rakyat bawahan  (subaltern) terhadap fenomena ini dengan perbincangan bertumpu kepada Asia Barat, Asia Selatan dan Asia Timur. Perbincangan kursus juga akan dilakukan secara perbandingan bermula pada  pertengahan abad ke-19 hingga pertengahan abad ke-20. Aspek historiografi dan  perbandingan diberi penekanan dalam kursus ini.

This course aims at broadening the understanding of the students on the socioeconomic and political changes that have influenced the policies of the Asian countries. It discusses the evolution that had occurred in the society, including modernization, and the reaction of local intellectuals as well as the subaltern groups towards this phenomenon. The focus is on West Asia, South Asia and East Asia. Discussion will also be done on comparative basis beginning in the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. Aspects of historiography and comparison will be given emphasis in this course.

HSB 508/4     Asia Tenggara dalam Sejarah Antarabangsa
                      Southeast Asia in International History

Asia Tenggara merupakan wilayah yang strategik di benua Asia dengan kedudukannya yang menghubungkan antara wilayah-wilayah Asia Barat, Asia Selatan dan Asia Timur. Justeru, rantau ini telah menarik minat dan campurtangan kuasa-kuasa besar dunia, yang kemudiannya membentuk kepelbagaian hubungan antarabangsa dan peristiwa diplomatik yang mempengaruhi perjalanan dan pembangunan sejarah di rantau ini. Kursus ini menyelidiki perubahan-perubahan dan pembangunan penting yang telah mencorakkan sejarah antarabangsa di Asia Tenggara serta peranan rantau ini dalam sejarah diplomatik dunia pada abad ke 19 dan ke 20.

Southeast Asia occupies a strategic location in Asia, situated on the communication routes connecting West Asia, South Asia and the East Asia. As such the region had attracted the attention and interests of the big powers, spurring various international and diplomatic events which affected the historical developments of the region. This course investigates the major develoments which had characterized the international history of Southeast Asia and the roles the region had played in the diplomatic history of the world during the 19th and 20th centuries.


HSK 501/4     Teori dan Kaedah Penyelidikan dalam Ilmu Sejarah
                     Theory and Research Methods in History

Kursus ini bertujuan untuk memantapkan kebolehan pelajar dalam bidang penyelidikan sejarah. Ia meninjau perkembangan dan kemajuan yang telah berlaku dalam bidang penyelidikan sejarah seperti kaedah mendekati sumber dan penjelasan dalam sejarah. Tumpuan diberikan kepada idea-idea tentang teori dan kaedah penyelidikan. Kursus ini juga meneliti perkembangan dan perubahan yang telah berlaku dalam penulisan sejarah di Asia pada tempoh pasca kolonial.

This course aims at enhancing the ability of students in historical research. It explores the on-going developments in historical research like the approaches to source materials and explanation in history. The discussion will be focused on new ideas on historical theories and methods. In relation to that, the course discusses the development and changes that has taken place in history writing in Asia during the post-colonial period.

HSM 502/4    Sejarah Politik Malaysia
                      Political History of Malaysia

Kursus ini bertujuan melibatkan pelajar secara aktif dalam pencerakinan yang luas dan mendalam tentang sejarah dan pensejarahan politik Malaysia kurun ke-19 dan ke-20 berasaskan perkembangan sejarah yang lebih panjang bermula sekurang-kurangnya dari kurun ke-15 Masihi. Tumpuan kursus adalah pada faktor penggerak, pola dan perkembangan politik di Malaysia dalam tempoh tersebut.

The course aims to train students to venture into broad as well as in-depth analyses of the 19th and 20th century political history and historiography of Malaysia based on the longer historical development beginning at least from the 15th century. The main focus of the course is on the catalysts, patterns and development of politics in Malaysia.

HSM 503/4     Sejarah Sosio-Ekonomi Malaysia
                      Socio-Economic History of Malaysia

Kursus ini bertujuan untuk mengembangkan pengetahuan pelajar mengenai transformasi ekonomi dan kemasyarakatan di Tanah Melayu, Borneo Utara dan Sarawak. Beberapa isu mengenai transformasi ini diteliti, dibincang dan dinilai. Perbincangan kursus juga dilakukan secara perbandingan antara ketiga-tiga kawasan bermula pada penghujung abad ke-18 hingga lewat abad ke-20. Di samping itu beberapa tema juga akan diterokai yakni impak dan kesan imperialisme dan kolonialisme Barat terhadap Malaysia kini, sejauh manakah kapitalisme dan perdagangan moden mempengaruhi sejarah buruh, dan peranan pendidikan dalam masyarakat majmuk Malaysia hari ini.

The course primarily focuses on the economic and social transformation of the Malay Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak from the late 18th century to the late 20th century. Various issues in this transformation are examined, discussed and evaluated. Furthermore several themes are explored viz., the impact and legacy of Western imperialism and colonialism on present-day Malaysia, the extent of capitalism and modern trade that influenced labour history, and the role of education in the plural society of contemporary Malaysia.

HST 504/4      Sejarah Asia Tenggara Abad ke-20
                      Twentieth Century Southeast Asian History

Kursus ini bermula dengan dekad 1930-an apabila Kemelesetan Ekonomi menyebabkan Asia Tenggara bergolak dari segi sosial dan politik dan berakhir pada 1990-an apabila Islam  menjadi semakin menonjol di rantau ini. Tema-tema dalam kursus ini bertujuan mendedahkan pelajar kepada isu-isu penting dalam sejarah Asia Tenggara khususnya untuk tempoh separuh kedua abad ke-20. Perbincangan juga akan menumpu kepada persoalan historiografi di rantau ini seperti Thailand, Filipina dan Indonesia.

This course begins from the decades of the 1930s when the Great Depression caused political and social upheavals in Southeast Asia and ends in 1990 when the impact of Islam became more evident in this region. The themes of the course are aimed at exposing the student to important issues in the history of Southeast Asia during the second half of the 20th century. The discussion also focuses on the historiography of countries of this region like Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia.

HSB 507/20          Disertasi
                            Dissertation

Topik/tema disertasi merangkumi pelbagai aspek dalam bidang sejarah termasuk sosial, ekonomi, dan politik. Pelajar digalakkan untuk memilih topik-topik yang berkaitan dengan sejarah Malaysia dan mereka dikehendaki menjalankan penyelidikan di Arkib Negara, Kuala Lumpur dan/atau cawangannya di Alor Setar, Pulau Pinang, Ipoh, Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Bharu, Kuching dan Kota Kinabalu. Disertasi mengenai sejarah Asia Tenggara atau lain-lain kawasan boleh dipertimbangkan jika pelajar membuat permohonan kepada Bahagian Sejarah dan sekiranya mendapat bantuan kewangan untuk tujuan penyelidikan daripada mana-mana pihak. Sebaik sahaja pelajar menentukan tajuk kajian Bahagian Sejarah akan menyediakan penyelia yang sesuai. Panjang disertasi mestilah antara 20,000 dan 25,000 patah perkataan.

The topic/theme of the dissertation may be chosen from either social, economic or political history. Students are encouraged to choose topics related to Malaysian history. Candidates are required to undertake research at Arkib Negara (National Archives of Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur and/or its branches at Alor Setar, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Dissertation on Southeast Asian history or other areas can be considered if the candidate applies to the History Section and manages to secure research funding from any quarters. Once the candidate decides on a title/theme, the History Section undertakes to assign an appropriate supervisor for him/her. The length of the dissertation is between 20,000 and 25,000 words.