Arts Winter Units

Credit Points6 credit points 
  • Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units (by 24 June 2022)
  • Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (A2006) or Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (A2007) or Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication (A2011) to undertake this unit.
CoordinatorAssociate Professor Yeoh Seng-Guan
Dates4 - 15 July 2022

Program Details


This team-taught intensive unit provides an overview of the salient features constituting contemporary Malaysian society. It also provides a critical understanding of some of the significant innovations, dilemmas, and challenges unfolding in Malaysia in relation to regional and global trends.

Topics covered include domestic politics; economics; social policy & development; literature & the arts; and international relations & security.


On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate the salient socio-cultural, economic and political features of contemporary Malaysian society;
  2. analyse some of the significant innovations, dilemmas and challenges unfolding in Malaysia;
  3. evaluate the above issues and debates in the context of regional and global trends;
  4. communicate research findings conducted in collaboration with peers via a variety of formats.

Teaching activity

This intensive unit is team-taught and is delivered through lectures (live and pre-recorded). In lectures, students are introduced to key concepts and issues based on the prescribed readings. In tutorials, students carry out discussions and activities based on the prescribed readings and lectures.

Assessment regime

  1. Open book online MCQs valued at 20%
  2. Essay (2,500-3,000 words) valued at 50%
  3. Reflective report on documentaries (1,500-2,000 words) valued at 30%

Students are expected to attend lectures and tutorials, and follows the Faculty rules on absenteeism.

AMU2685 Withdrawal dates

Enrolment process

You can do a self enrolment in WES (kindly ensure that you meet the AMU2685 unit pre-requisite before you proceed).

Unit fees deadline

8 July 2022. Please refer to this link for more information on the Monash fee payment methods.

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