History

Programmes Offered

  • B.A. / B.A. (Hons) in History
  • M.A. and M.Res. in History

Curriculum

B.A. in History

B.A. (Honours) in History

Students who passed second year with GPA ≥ 4 are eligible to attend B.A. (Honours) classes for three more years. After finished successfully, they are earned B.A. (Hons:) degree majoring in History.

M.A. in History

Course Descriptions

Hist 1101: Political Theories I
This course covers the evolution of Political Thoughts since the early days up to the modern time. It reveals the Nature of Political Ideas, the growth of Ancient Political Thoughts, arising the Roman Political Thoughts and then Medieval Political Thoughts. It also highlights the Beginning of Modern Political Thoughts of the West. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to explore the nature of Political Ideas and theories throughout history, and - to learn the complex political thoughts
His 1103: Political Theories II
This course covers the evolution of Political Theories, in which Rise of the modern theory of Sovereignty, the state of Nature and the Social Contract, Democratic Institution, Economic Development and Political Thoughts, the English Utilitarian, Marx and Modern Capitalism .Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to explore the development of Political Ideas and Theories throughout history - to learn complex Political Institutions
Hist 1102: World History 1500 – 1900 I
This course covers World History from the Medieval Period up to the end of 19th century. It discloses the Beginning of Capitalist Society in the West, the Development of Early Capitalist Society in Europe, and the attempts of European countries to make Overseas Expansion to Asia, Africa and Latin America. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to analyze the development of Capitalist Society in the West, and - to explore the causes of Overseas Expansion of European Powers.
Hist 1104: World History (1500-1900) II
This course covers World History from the Bourgeoise Revolutions up to the Early Anti-Colonial Movements. It discloses the causes and effects of the Bourgeoise Revolutions. Then it explains the Industrial Revolution and its consequences, Socialist though and worker movements in Europe and colonialism in Asia. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to criticize the nature of Bourgeoise Revolutions and - to explore the causes and effects of the Early Anti-Colonial movements. -
Hist 1002: Renaissance Italy 14th Century to 15th Century
This course covers the history of Italian Renaissance (Revival of Thoughts and Cultures after the Dark Age) during 14th and 15th Centuries. It discloses the Beginning of Italian Renaissance, growth of Humanism developed by famous Italian scholars, impacts of Renaissance on the governmental system of Europe and the spread of Renaissance. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to articulate the importance of Italian Renaissance in Western World, and - to examine the roots of modern governmental system.
Hist 1003: World History to 1500 I
This course covers world history from ancient time up to the end of fiftieth century. It discloses the Beginning of Civilization, the growth of Indian, Chinese and Southeast Asian Civilizations from geographical, historical, political, social, cultural, administrative and religious aspects. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to analyze the evolution of world history from ancient time up to the end of fiftieth century, and - to distinguish among the characteristics of Indian, Chinese and Southeast Asian Civilizations.
Hist 1004: World History 1500 – 1900 I
This course covers World History from the Medieval Period up to the end of ninetieth century. It discloses the Beginning of Capitalist Society in the West, the Development of Early Capitalist Society in Europe, and the attempts of European countries to make Overseas Expansion to Asia, Africa and Latin America. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able to – to analyze the development of Capitalist Society in the West, and – to be familiar with the reasons of Overseas Expansion of European Powers.
Hist 1001: Introduction to Myanmar Civilization I
This course covers the gradual development of Myanmar Civilization since early days up to the Medieval time. It explains the features of Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic culture in the early days of the Stone Age. It also reveals the the gradual development of Myanmar Civilization with special references to Early City States, Bagan, Inwa and Hantharwaddy Kingdoms. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine the evolution of Myanmar Civilization since early times and - to distinguish the civilizations of of Pyu, Rakhine, Mon and Myanmar
Hist 1005: Introduction to Myanmar Civilization II
This course covers development of Civilization in Myanmar from the Medieval Rakhine History culture (Mrauk-U period) upto the late Konbaung dynasty. It explains the significant features of the (Mrauk-U ) culture in the early days of Monarchiacl period. It also Myanmar Civilization with special references to Taungoo Period, Nyaungyan Period and Konbaung period. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to analyze the Mrauk-U Social life, Court life and Religious Monument of Rakhine - to significant the culture of Taungoo , Nyaungyan and Konbaung dynasty
Hist 2101: Ancient Myanmar I
This course covers from the Prehistoric time to the end of Bagan Period. It reveals the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Cultures as well as Bronze Culture of Myanmar in the Prehistoric time. Then it discloses the Pyu, Early Rakhine and Early Mon Civilizations. It also explains the Bagan Period from historical, economic, social, administrative and cultural aspects. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to familiarize the evolution of Myanmar nation from ancient time to the fall of Bagan, and – to compare the Civilizations of Pyu, Rakhine, Mon and Myanmar.
Hist 2106: Ancient Myanmar II
This course covers from the conditions of Myanmar after the fall of Bagan. It expresses the significant of the famous Forty Years War and the effects of the wars. Then it discloses the Medieval Rakhine and reveals the Rakhine kings who could maintain internal peace and prosperity and relationship between the Rakhine and the Dutch. It is also explains about the struggle for power between Shans and Myanmar kings. It discloses about the political conditions, relationship with other countries, the Myanmar brilliant kings and literary standard of Taungoo Period. Then it ends the rise and fall of Nyaungya dynasty. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine the changing of Myanmar political conditions after the fall of Bagan kingdom to fall of Nyaungyan dynasty and - to assess the reasons for the decline of Myanmar dynasties and evaluate the relations with other European countries
Hist 2102: Ancient Southeast Asia
This course covers the history of Ancient Southeast Asia from Prehistoric time up to the emergence of Early Kingdoms. It reveals the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Culture of Southeast Asia. Then it explains the Spread of Chinese and Indian Cultures to Southeast Asia. It also discloses the emergence of Early Kingdoms such as Funan, Champa and Ayuthia. Lastly it explains the Spread of Islam to the region. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to discuss the evolution of human beings in Southeast Asia and their ways to Civilization, and – to distinguish among the influences of Chinese, Indian (Hinduism) and Islamic Cultures on Southeast Asia.
Hist 2107: European Expansion and Colonialism in Southeast Asia
This course covers the account of the background of the colonialism, colonial policy and practices which were exercised by the Europeans in Southeast Asia. It also presents Portugal and Spain, attracted by the wealth of the East, were the first of the European states to find new trade routes to the east and to start European expansion overseas. It reveals the Dutch, France and Britain took the lead in the second phase of expansion. It explains the British arrived in Asia simultaneously with the Dutch and were later followed by the French. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to understand the definition of colonialism and about the colonial policy, the establishment of colonial rule and their ruling methods, and - to compare the various means of expansions and rivals of the Dutch, France and Britain in Southeast Asia countries.
Hist 2103/ 2002: World History 1900 to Present I
This course covers the big events in the world which occurred in the first half of twentieth century. It discloses the causes and effects of the First World War. Then it explains the emergence of Socialist Russia, the rise of Nazism and Fascism in Europe and Militarism in Asia. It also reveals the Nationalist Awakening of India and China as big events of this era. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to criticize the causes and effects of the First World War, and – to articulate the causes of the Second World War and the Nationalist Awakening of the East.
Hist 2108/2005: World History 1900 to Present II
This course covers the situation of the world between the two World Wars up to the Cold War Era. It reveals about the international relations between 1919-1939. It deals with the causes and events of the World War II, spread of socialism, emergence of the new Independence States in Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia, emergence of the two Super Powers and the ideological warfare between them. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine about the League of Nations, the efforts at Disarmament to preserve international peace and security and international relations and - to study the effects of the World War II and changes in international politics and establishment of the United Nations and the formation of Eastern Bloc and Western Bloc.
Hist 2104: Political Organization I
This course covers the fundamental concepts and theories of Political Organizations in the world. Firstly it reveals the Nature of the State and Sovereignty. Then it explains the Organization of the State and Constitution. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to articulate the Nature of Political Organization in accordance with Internationally accepted definitions, and – to classify the Forms of States, Governments and Constitutions.
Hist 2109: Political Organization II
This course covers the fundamental concepts and theories of Political Organizations in the world. Firstly it reveals the Nature of the State and Sovereignty. Then it explains the Organization of the State and Constitution. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to articulate the Nature of Political Organization in accordance with internationally accepted definition, and - to classify the Forms of States, Governments and Constitutions.
Hist 2105/ 2001: History of Science and Technology I
This course covers the evolution of Science and Technology since the time of Ancient Civilization up to Italian Renaissance. It reveals the development of Science and Technology of Babylonians, Greeks and Romans. Then it discloses the development of Science and Technology of Chinese, Indians and Muslim World. It ends with the development of Science and Technology of the West in the time of Italian Renaissance. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to examine the evolution of Science and Technology until the Medieval Period, and – to interpret the meaning of the development of Science and Technology in historical context.
Hist 2110/2003: History of Science and Technology II
This course covers the development of the 16th and 17th centuries science and technology. It also studies about the Enlightenment European innovations and experiments and also presents the significant Industrial Revolution during the 18th century. Then it reveals about the achievement of science and technology in the 19th century. Finally it also mentions that the development of the new ideas, new innovations and new discoveries of Science and Technology in the 20th century with the vast expansion of markets for products. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine about the new scientific discoveries of the16th and 17th centuries, and to study the ideology of mankind and progress of machines in the 18th century and - to understand the significant and strange evolution of science in the 19th century and to study about the modern history of science in the 20th century together with the development of scientific research.
Hist 2003: Social History of England I
This course covers the Social History of England from the time of Chaucer to Shakespeare. Firstly it reveals the Community Structure of Chaucer’s England. Then it explains the Social Life of England under Tudor Dynasty. Finally it discloses the Community Structure and Social Relationship of Shakespeare’s’ England. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to articulate the Community Structure of England until the time of Shakespeare, and – to examine the Social Life and Relationship of English people at that time.
Hist 3101: Modern Myanmar I
This course covers Myanmar History from Konbaung Period to the end of Colonial Period. Firstly it reveals the Politics of Konbaung Period and its Administrative, Economic, Social and Cultural aspects. Then it discloses the loss of Independence and the struggle for Independence of Myanmar people. It ends with regaining Independence after the end of Second World War. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to examine the Myanmar History from the time of Konbaung until the end of Colonial Period, and – to analyze the struggle of Myanmar people during the Colonial era.
Hist 3108: Modern Myanmar II
This course deals with government, economy, society and culture of the Colonial period. It also covers political development, changing patterns of governmental organization, socio-economic and cultural developments in the post-independence. It shows about political situation, organization of government, new system of economy and cultural developments which had been carried out by the Revolutionary Council and Revolutionary government. It describes economic, social and culture conditions under State Law and Order Restoration Council (later State Peace and Development Council). Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to colonial administrative system and the conditions of economy, society and culture in Myanmar during the colonial period - to realize the implementation of the Socialist economy and to study the development of State Peace and Development Council and it functions.
Hist 3102: Modern Southeast Asia I
This course covers the History of Southeast Asia under Colonialism. It reveals the Economic, Social and Administrative situations of Southeast Asia under Colonial Rule. It also explains the Nationalist Movements of Southeast Asian Nations during the Colonial Period. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able : – to discuss the general conditions of Southeast Asia under Colonial Rule, and – to compare the Nationalist Struggles of Southeast Asian Nations with each other.
Hist- 3109: Modern Southeast Asia II
This course deals with political, economic and social changes during the World War II due to the Japanese Occupation and the nationalist struggle for Independence in Southeast Asia. It observes the expulsion of the Japanese troops from Southeast Asian countries, a new stage in the fight for independence and the acceleration of nationalism under the Japanese rule. It ends with the political developments of Southeast Asian States, economic and social conditions, Development Effort and Extra and Inter-Regional Relations. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to trace the economic and social developments and study nationalist struggle for independence in Southeast Asia, and - to examine the acceleration of nationalism under the Japanese rule and learn the Extra and Inter-Regional Relations of Southeast Asian States .
Hist 3103: Modern China
This course covers the History of China from the time of Sun-Yet-Sen up to Mao-Ze-Dang. Firstly it discloses the 1911 Revolution and its impacts on China. Then it reveals the National Awakening of Chinese after the First World War. It also explains the the Rise of Chinese Communist Party and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Finally it ends with the struggle for development of China by Mao-Ze-Dang and Dang-Xiao-Ping. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to analyze the ways of China to development in twentieth century, and – to sketch the struggle of Chinese for their country’s development.
Hist 3110: Modern Japan
This course covers from the period of the Shogunate up to modern time in which contains Meiji Restoration, how Japan’s emerged as a power after wars with China and Russia. It explains the Japanese politics, economy and foreign relations in the Post Second World War and presents Japan developments since 1970. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to learn the changes in the Japanese history after the Meiji Restoration and attempt to modernized nation, and - to examine the causes of the rise of militarism and Japan entered into World War II and to analyze the political changing in Japan since 1970.
Hist 3104: Modern Russia
This course covers the History of Russia from the fall of Tzar to Putin. Firstly it reveals the 1917 Revolution and the establishment of Soviet Union as the first Communist Country in the World. Then it explains the involvement of Soviet Union in the Second World War and its attempts for Postwar Reconstruction. It also discloses the Reformation of Gorbachev and the Collapse of Soviet Empire. It ends with the emergence of Russian Federation. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be: – to discuss the rise and fall of Soviet Union, and – to analyze the role of Russian Federation in new global order.
Hist 3111: Modern USA
This course covers a period from the beginning of the 20th century up to Cold War. It deals with emergence of USA as a power and US Foreign Policy and the post war conditions. It explains the economic and social conditions in the twenties and reveals the US entered into World War II and affected the US. Then it explains the economic and social conditions of the postwar USA. Then it ends about the conditions of American in the 1960s and political condition from Nixon to Regan. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine the great Depression had hit American’s economy and effective effect carried out by New Deal and - to actualize the US role in the war examine the emergence as Super Power and points out policies exercised from Nixon to Jimmy Carter and appearance of Roland Regan.
Hist 3105: Modern India I
This course covers the History of India from the time of Mughal Empire up to the early Colonial Period. Firstly it discloses the Disintegration of Mughal Empire and the Establishment of British Colonial Rule. Then it explains the Economic and Social Changes under Colonial Administration. Finally it ends with the armed uprising and early nationalist movement of Indians against British Colonial Rule. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to articulate the fall of Mughal Empire and the Rise of Colonial Empire in South Asia, and – to analyze the early nationalist movement of Indians against Colonialism.
Hist 3112: Modern India II
This course covers the progress the nationalist movement formed the most important feature in Indian history due to the Morley-Minto Reforms. It reveals the development of the nationalist movement in India after World War I was led by the Indian National Congress and the influence of Gandhi. It also mentions about the political conditions of India during World War II and explains the points of independence and partition plan. Finally it ends the political and economy situations in post-independence period of India. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to understand the Morley-Minto Reforms, and the influence of Gandhi in the nationalist movement and changes in British administrative system
Hist 3106: Economic and Social History of Modern Southeast Asia I
This course covers the Economic and Social History of Modern Southeast Asia under Colonialism. It firstly reveals the Economy of SEA under Colonialism and then Social Changes under alien rulers. It ends with the Economic and Social Changes of SEA before the outbreak of Second World War. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to criticize the drastic changes of Economy and Society of SEA under Colonial Rule, and – to analyze the losses and gains of SEA countries in Economic and Social aspects under Colonialism.
Hist 4101: Myanmar Historiography I
This course covers the gradual development of Myanmar Historical Writings during the monarchical period. It discloses the Background History of Myanmar Historical Writings, brief history of Myanmar Historical Chronicles called Yazawin at national level and local level. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to justify the evolution of Myanmar Historical Writings during monarchical period and – to criticize the quality of Myanmar Historiography at national and local context.
Hist 4106: Myanmar Historiography II
This course will focus on the better understanding of the Modern Historical Writing in Myanmar during the monarchical period. It studies the Records of Royal Exploits and the Records of Important Events in Myanmar. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to study the Myanmar chronicles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their Influence upon historical writing. - to study about the lesson or advice for a king - to survey the king's reign and to enumerate his mistakes - to know about the achievements of successful monarchs
Hist 4102: Myanmar Historical Literature I
This course covers the general evolution of Myanmar Historical Literature in monarchical period. It discloses the Writing Materials which were used in Myanmar Historical Literature, Documents dealing with the Court Ceremonies, and title and office offering occasions. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOs) At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to explain the gradual growth of Myanmar Historical Literature, – to analyze the Documents related to the Court Ceremonies, and – to apply those Documents in writing his/her research works.
Hist 4107: Myanmar Historical Literature II
This course will focus on proper understanding of evidences dealing with Myanmar history up to Konbaung Period. It consults books, articles, gazetteer, and royal orders. It will instruct the students in identifying what is called the special literature which is different from other literature. Therefore, this course will benefit the final year students in analyzing subject matters. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to ascertain Myanmar historical literature that differed from other particular literature - to get ideas on how Myanmar became importance of early merchants - to identify Myanmar political, cultural relations with neighboring countries - to show Myanmar relations with Western in Konbaung period.
Hist 4103: Contemporary Southeast Asia I
This course covers the period since1945 up to the end of twentieth century. It reveals the Political Problems of Post-Independence Southeast Asian nations, impacts of Cold War on those nations and interaction among them. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to analyze the political trend of post-independence Southeast Asia, and – to articulate the attitudes of Southeast Asian nations to each other and interaction among them during the second half of twentieth century.
Hist 4108: Contemporary Southeast Asia II
This course will focus on the Nations Building and International Relations in Southeast Asia. It covers the formation of ASEAN, its economic cooperation and external relations of ASEAN. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to gain knowledge about the patterns of Historical Background of Southeast Asia - to point out how to build of ASEAN Countries - to illustrate the development of Southeast Asian Nation’s Economy - to gain knowledge about Neutralism of Southeast Asia - to give vivid light on Non-Aligned Movement - to illustrate the Regional Tensions in Southeast Asia - to know how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) was formed and its aims and objectives - to understand the economic cooperation between ASEAN Countries and ASEAN’s external relations
Hist 4104: Modern Middle East I
This course covers the history of Middle East during the first half of twentieth century. It discloses the Collapse of Ottoman Turkey Empire, impacts of the First World War on Middle East, the general situations of those nations in the Inter-War period, and the involvement of Middle East in the Second World War. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to justify the role of Middle East in global political order, and – to examine the importance of Middle East in world power politics.
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Hist 4109: Modern Middle East II This course will focus on the decline of the former great powers such as Britain and France, the emergence of the USA and the USSR as a Super Power and the establishment and implementation of the United Nations Organization. It reveals the Cold War in which there is no understanding among each other that had different outlooks and shared no common diplomatic traditions. The Cold War became in some regional conflict – Berlin Crisis, Cuban Crisis, Korean War and Vietnam War, etc. In addition, it contains the emergence of the Western bloc and the Eastern bloc and the determination of the majority of the new countries to resist entanglement either of the great – power blocs in the Cold War. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to understand the todays problem of Arab- Israeli Conflict and wars - to compare the degree of intervention of Great Powers respectively - to study the U.S intervention in the Middle Eastern Affairs. - to know the nexus between U.S Soviet rivalry and the Arab Israeli conflict. - to understand the long-termed solutions to the Palestinian – Israel's conflict.
Hist 4105: International Relations since 1945 I
This course covers the period since 1945 up to the end of twentieth century. It reveals the decline of European Powers after the Second World War, the rise of American and Soviet as Super Powers, and the outbreak of Cold War between them. It encloses the role of United Nations as a peace keeping body in International politics. It also explains the reaction of Third World Countries to the above mentioned global order. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the semester, students will be able: – to analyze the International political order based on the relations of Two Super Powers, and – to illustrate the impacts of Cold War on the Third World Countries.
Hist 4110: International Relations Since 1945 II
This course will focus on the changes from bipolarity to multi-polarity and the relations of the great powers such as US - Soviet relations, Sino - Soviet relations. It includes the affect of the Third World and the power struggle between two Super Powers in the developing countries. The spread of nuclear testing not only threatened the peace but also created nuclear danger. In addition, it deals with the changing role of the United Nations Organization, the rapid increase in membership during the 1960s and the implementations of the UNO. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know how the balance of power was important in the international relations - to denote the changing pattern of the world politics after World War II - to denote the powers struggle in the Middle East-To denote the spread of nuclear power - to distinguish the space race of the two super powers - to actualize the three powers tried to sign an agreement of partial nuclear test ban - to criticize on the role of the United Nations Organization
Hist 3201: Modern Myanmar I
This course covers Myanmar History from Konbaung Period to the end of Colonial period. Firstly, it reveals the politics of Konbaung Period and its administrative system, armed forces, economic, social and Cultural aspects. Also it mentions about the three Intrusive Wars and it discloses the loss of Independence and the struggle for Independence of Myanmar people. It ends with regaining Independence after the end of Second World War. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine the Myanmar History from the time of Konbaung until the end of Colonial Period and - to analyze the struggle of Myanmar people during the Colonial Era.
Hist 3208: Modern Myanmar II
This course deals with government, economy, society and culture of the Colonial period. It also covers political development, changing patterns of governmental organization, socio-economic and cultural developments in the post-independence. It shows about political situation, organization of government, new system of economy and cultural developments which had been carried out by the Revolutionary Council and Revolutionary government. It describes economic, social and culture conditions under State Law and Order Restoration Council (later State Peace and Development Council). Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to colonial administrative system and the conditions of economy, society and culture in Myanmar during the colonial period - to realize the implementation of the Socialist economy and to study the development of State Peace and Development Council and it functions .
Hist 3202: Modern Southeast Asia I
This course covers Southeast Asia History under Colonialism. It introduces location and historical background, physical features and the ethnic and linguistic diversity of modern Southeast Asia, the different ways of life between lowland and upland peoples and some difficulties in the integration of Southeast Asia into modern nation-states. It studies the economic transformation in Southeast Asia, the formation of a plural society in the region and the colonial government in Southeast Asian countries. It also explains the nationalism in varying ideologies, religious and secular, left and right and different forms of nationalist movement in Southeast Asia. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to trace the general conditions of Southeast Asia under Colonial rule and - to compare the development of national consciousness in Southeast Asia countries during the first half of the twentieth century.
Hist 3209: Modern Southeast Asia II
This course deals with political, economic and social changes during the World War II due to the Japanese Occupation and the nationalist struggle for Independence in Southeast Asia. It observes the expulsion of the Japanese troops from Southeast Asian countries, a new stage in the fight for independence and the acceleration of nationalism under the Japanese rule. It ends with the political developments of Southeast Asian States, economic and social conditions, Development Effort and Extra and Inter-Regional Relations. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to trace the economic and social developments and study nationalist struggle for independence in Southeast Asia, and - to examine the acceleration of nationalism under the Japanese rule and learn the Extra and Inter-Regional Relations of Southeast Asian States.
Hist 3203: Modern China
This course covers the History of China from the time of Sun-Yet-Sen up to Mao-ze-Dang. Firstly it discloses the 1911 Revolution and its impacts on China. Then it reveals the National Awakening of Chinese after the First World War. It also explains the Rise of Chinese Communist Party and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Finally, it ends with the struggle for development of China by Mao-ze-Dang and Dang-Xiao-Ping. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to analyze the ways of China to development in twentieth century and Japanese invasion of China and the responses of KMT and CCP, and - to sketch the struggle of Chinese for their country’s development and study on the Four Modernizations.
Hist 3210: Modern Japan
This course covers from the period of the Shogunate up to modern time in which contains Meiji Restoration, how Japan’s emerged as a power after wars with China and Russia. It explains the Japanese politics, economy and foreign relations in the Post Second World War and presents Japan developments since 1970. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to learn the changes in the Japanese history after the Meiji Restoration and attempt to modernized nation, and - to examine the causes of the rise of militarism and Japan entered into World War II and to analyze the political changing in Japan since 1970.
Hist 3204: Modern Russia
This course covers History of India from the time of Mughal Empire up to the early Colonial Period. Firstly it mentions the disintegration of Mughal Empire and the establishment of British colonial rule. Then it explains the economic and social changes under colonial administration. Finally it ends with the armed uprising and early nationalist movement of Indians against British Colonial Rule. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine the causes that weakened the Mughal dynasties rule and the policies of the British in annexing territories in India and - to analyze about the Indian Mutiny and the growth of national consciousness of Indians in early nationalist movement.
Hist 3211: Modern USA
This course covers a period from the beginning of the 20th century up to Cold War. It deals with emergence of USA as a power and US Foreign Policy and the post war conditions. It explains the economic and social conditions in the twenties and reveals the US entered into World War II and affected the US. Then it explains the economic and social conditions of the postwar USA. Then it ends about the conditions of American in the 1960s and political condition from Nixon to Regan. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine the great Depression had hit American’s economy and effective effect carried out by New Deal and - to actualize the US role in the war examine the emergence as Super Power and points out policies exercised from Nixon to Jimmy Carter and appearance of Roland Regan.
Hist 3205: Modern India I
This course covers History of India from the time of Mughal Empire up to the early Colonial Period. Firstly it mentions the disintegration of Mughal Empire and the establishment of British colonial rule. Then it explains the economic and social changes under colonial administration. Finally it ends with the armed uprising and early nationalist movement of Indians against British Colonial Rule. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to examine the causes that weakened the Mughal dynasties rule and the policies of the British in annexing territories in India and - to analyze about the Indian Mutiny and the growth of national consciousness of Indians in early nationalist movement.
Hist 3212: Modern India II
This course covers the progress the nationalist movement formed the most important feature in Indian history due to the Morley-Minto Reforms. It reveals the development of the nationalist movement in India after World War I was led by the Indian National Congress and the influence of Gandhi. It also mentions about the political conditions of India during World War II and explains the points of independence and partition plan. Finally it ends the political and economy situations in post-independence period of India. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to understand the Morley-Minto Reforms, and the influence of Gandhi in the nationalist movement and changes in British administrative system - to trace the determination of the Muslim league to form a separate nation and events leading to the partition of India and foreign affairs during the rule of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi
Hist 4201: Myanmar Historiography I
This course will focus on the original development of Myanmar Historical Writings during the monarchical period. It covers the Background History of Myanmar Historical Writings, brief history of Myanmar Historical Chronicles. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to know about the differentiation of history and chronology - to know about the traditional concepts of Myanmar, Mon and Arakanese - to study the source, nature and development of Myanmar chronicles - to trace the source of local chronicles
Hist 4206: Myanmar Historiography II
This course will focus on the better understanding of the Modern Historical Writing in Myanmar during the monarchical period. It studies the Records of Royal Exploits and the Records of Important Events in Myanmar. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to study the Myanmar chronicles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their Influence upon historical writing. - to study about the lesson or advice for a king - to survey the king's reign and to enumerate his mistakes - to know about the achievements of successful monarchs
Hist 4202: Myanmar Historical Literature I
This course will focus on different media such as Stone Inscriptions, Palm leaf, Parabike paper in different literary styles of the Ancient Myanmar. It covers the documents of investiture of rank and insignia that given to the titles of king, princes, princess, queens and officials. In addition it contains the procedure of installation of crown prince, the procedure of naming ceremony, marriage ceremony and coronation ceremony during the monarchical period. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to examine the quality of Inscriptions in Konbaubg Period. - to learn the process of Palm leaf and Parabaik Inscription. - to gain knowledge the accounts of investiture during Kongbaung Period. - to illustrate the rank and insignia in the Myanmar Court. - to explain the procedure of Court Ceremonies
Hist 4207: Myanmar Historical Literature II
This course will focus on proper understanding of evidences dealing with Myanmar history up to Konbaung Period. It consults books, articles, gazetteer, and royal orders. It will instruct the students in identifying what is called the special literature which is different from other literature. Therefore, this course will benefit the final year students in analyzing subject matters. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to ascertain Myanmar historical literature that differed from other particular literature - to get ideas on how Myanmar became importance of early merchants - to identify Myanmar political, cultural relations with neighboring countries - to show Myanmar relations with Western in Konbaung period.
Hist 4203: Contemporary Southeast Asia I
This course will focus on the political conditions, economic and socio-cultural in Southeast Asia the period since1945 up to the end of twentieth century. It covers the Political Problems of Post-Independence Southeast Asian nations, impacts of Cold War on those nations and interaction among them. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to get the knowledge of political situations of post-independence Southeast Asia - to examine the confrontation among Southeast Asian nations - to know the activities and future plans of economic in the region - to understand about the socio-cultural associations
Hist 4208: Contemporary Southeast Asia II
This course will focus on the Nations Building and International Relations in Southeast Asia. It covers the formation of ASEAN, its economic cooperation and external relations of ASEAN. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to gain knowledge about the patterns of Historical Background of Southeast Asia - to point out how to build of ASEAN Countries - to illustrate the development of Southeast Asian Nation’s Economy - to gain knowledge about Neutralism of Southeast Asia - to give vivid light on Non-Aligned Movement - to illustrate the Regional Tensions in Southeast Asia - to know how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) was formed and its aims and objectives - to understand the economic cooperation between ASEAN Countries and ASEAN’s external relations
Hist 4204: Modern Middle East I
This course will focus on the physical background of Middle East and the history of that region started with Ottoman Empire. It covers the study of the events of two World Wars in the Middle East, peace settlements, the involvement of the Great Powers in that region. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to explain about history of Modern Middle East from Ottoman Empire to the period of Modern Middle East - to criticize how to stand the Middle East in Great powers at present time - to examine the importance of Middle East in world power politics.
Hist 4209: Modern Middle East II
This course will focus on the decline of the former great powers such as Britain and France, the emergence of the USA and the USSR as a Super Power and the establishment and implementation of the United Nations Organization. It reveals the Cold War in which there is no understanding among each other that had different outlooks and shared no common diplomatic traditions. The Cold War became in some regional conflict – Berlin Crisis, Cuban Crisis, Korean War and Vietnam War, etc. In addition, it contains the emergence of the Western bloc and the Eastern bloc and the determination of the majority of the new countries to resist entanglement either of the great – power blocs in the Cold War. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to understand the todays problem of Arab- Israeli Conflict and wars - to compare the degree of intervention of Great Powers respectively - to study the U.S intervention in the Middle Eastern Affairs. - to know the nexus between U.S Soviet rivalry and the Arab Israeli conflict. - to understand the long-termed solutions to the Palestinian – Israel's conflict.
Hist 4205: International Relations Since 1945 I
This course will focus on the decline of the former great powers such as Britain and France, the emergence of the USA and the USSR as a Super Power and the establishment and implementation of the United Nation Organization. It covers the Cold War in which there is no understanding among each other that had different outlooks and shared no common diplomatic traditions. In addition it contains the emergence of the Western bloc and the Eastern bloc and the determination of the majority of the new countries to resist entanglement either of the great – power blocs in the Cold War are given in this chapter. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to denote the declining political power - to gain knowledge about deterioration of politics and economic after World War II - to understand the establishment of socialist economic system - to highlight the appearance of the USA in world politics - to substantiate the establishment of the United Nation - to denote the character and origin of the Cold War - to understand the gradual deterioration of the relationship between the USSR and USA - to realize the wide spread of Russian Communist propaganda - to denote the character of Neutralism and Non-alignment
Hist 4210: International Relations Since 1945 II
This course will focus on the changes from bipolarity to multi-polarity and the relations of the great powers such as US - Soviet relations, Sino - Soviet relations. It includes the affect of the Third World and the power struggle between two Super Powers in the developing countries. In addition, it deals with the changing role of the United Nations Organization, the rapid increase in membership during the 1960s and the implementations of the UNO. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to know how the balance of power was important in the international relations - to denote the changing pattern of the world politics after World War II - to denote the powers struggle in the Middle East-To denote the spread of nuclear power - to distinguish the space race of the two super powers - to actualize the three powers tried to sign an agreement of partial nuclear test ban - to criticize on the role of the United Nations Organization
Hist 5201: Historical Research and Writing I
This course covers Historical Research Techniques and Methodologies. It reveals Research and Writings, the mechanics of Writing, the format of the research paper and special projects arranged by the department. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know the machanics of writing and the format of the research paper
Hist 5207: Historical Research and Writing II
This course covers Historical Research Techniques and Methodologies. It reveals preparing the lists of works cited, documenting sources, Abbreviations and References words and special projects arranged by the department. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know how to use the sources and preparing the lists of works cited, ab- breviations and references
Hist 5202: Western Historiography I
This course covers the Greco-Roman Historiography to the Medieval Historiography. The Greco-Roman Historiography is a collection of important articles which treat the ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans thought about and wrote their histories. the Medieval Historiography took seven forms, chief among them being annals, chronicle, history and deeds of prominent men. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to demonstrate broad knowledge of historical events and periods and their significance. - to explain and critique the historical schools of thought that have shaped scholarly understanding of their fields of study.
Hist 5208: Western Historiography II
This course covers Renaissance Historiography and Seventeenth Century Historiography. Renaissance Historiography is often used to refer to historical studies about the renaissance. Seventeenth Century Historiography is closely related to the intellectual movements of the day. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to demonstrate broad knowledge of historical events and periods and their significance of the intellectual movements.
Hist 5203: Myanmar Epigraphy I
This course covers Myanmar Epigraphy from the Srikestra periods to the Konbaung period. It reveals the evolution of Myanmar Alphabet Rubbing and Deciphering. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know the evolution of Myanmar Alphabet - to explain the documents with Myanmar inscriptions and - to examine the importance of Myanmar Epigraphy in Myanmar history
Hist 5209: Myanmar Epigraphy II
This course covers Myanmar Epigraphy from the 4th century AD up to the12th century AD. It reveals the evolution of Transliteration. It also explains the Translation and Interpretation to the Inscriptions of Pyu and Bagan period. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know the words of epigraph change into the form of writing which is easily understood for modern people - to apply those Documents in writing his/her research works
Hist 5204: Constitutional History of Myanmar I
This course covers the evolutions of Constitutional History of Myanmar during the 1921 to1943. It first deal with the Government of India Act 1921 (Darchy). It also describes the Government of Burma Act 1935 and then Constitutions of Burma 1943. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know the importance of Constitution in the country - to classify the forms of Constitution
Hist 5210: Constitutional History of Myanmar II
This course covers the evolutions of Constitutional History of Myanmar during the before and after Independent period. Firstly it reveals the Constitution of Union of Burma 1947, Myanmar's first constitution adopted by Constituent Assembly. Then it explain the 1974 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma. It also disclose the 2008 Constitution of Union of Myanmar, the country's third and current Constitution . Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to analyze the evolutions of Constitutional History of Myanmar from 1947 to 2008 - to know the Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens
Hist 5205: Environmental History I
This course covers Environmental History between the physical environment and human societies in the past. It reveals the Introduction, Conservation Soil, Conservation Wild Animal, the uses of water resources, the issue of waste and Air Pollution, and Urbanization and environment. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know about the process of soil erosion of destruction of soil - to understand relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition - to protect the natural world of land, water , air, plants, and animals: and Environmental legislation
Hist 5211: Environmental History II
This course covers Environmental History: Energy Crisis, Global warming and the Future of Environmentalism, Strategic Resources and the population Bomb. Waste Management, Technological Hazards: Disasters and Accidents, Deforestation and its effects. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know how to control the global warming the importance of reforestation
Hist 5206: Economic History of Myanmar I
This course covers Economic History of Myanmar from Konbaung period to post war economy. It reveals the traditional economy of the Konbaung period, the colonial economy, the war time economy and the post war economy to 1948. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know the traditional economy of Myanmar under Konbaung Kings and economic conditions from colonial period to 1948
Hist 5212: Economic History of Myanmar II
This course covers Economic History of Myanmar from 1948 to 1962. It reveals the Post-independence Economy (1948-58) and (1958-62). Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know economic condition of Myanmar from 1948 to 1962
Hist 611: Contemporary Myanmar I
This course covers the evolution of Myanmar political situations from Socialist Revolution to State Law and Order Restoration Council Government . It reveals Myanmaar politics after 1948; Government, Economy and Society and Culture. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know changes of Myanmar politic from socialist revolution to SLORC Government
Hist 621: Contemporary Myanmar II
This course covers the political changes in Contemporary Myanmar from 1997 to 2015. It reveals Prelude to Democratization in Myanmar, Democratization of Myanmar (2011-2015) and 2015 election and emergence of new government formed by NLD party. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know changes of Myanmar politic and development of Myanmar political condition from 1997 to 2015
Hist 612: Contemporary China
This course covers the conditions of post Mauozedong era in China. It reveals Hua-Guo-Feng period, political progress under Deng-Xiao-Ping, China's Drive to four modernization, social changes after the Economic Modernization and Foreign Relations. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know the conditions of Mao era, political, social and economic progress under Deng Xiao Ping, foreign relations of China
Hist 622: Contemporary Europe
This course covers the supra-nationalist Approach. European Integration, the European Union and Inter-regional and Extra-regional relations of the European Union. It reveals the Council of Europe, Schuman Plan, Pleven Plan, European Economic Community, the Free Trade Area, the Dissolution of the Soviet Union, NATO. The Objective and Structure of the European Union and Inter-regional and Extra-regional relations of the European Union. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) At the end of the semester, students will be able: - to know the political condition, economic condition and relation of European countries, NATO new trends, objective and structure of the European Union
Hist 613: Traditional Statecraft in Southeast Asia
This course covers the patterns of Statecraft in early Southeast Asia. It reveals the patterns of Statecraft in early Southeast Asia, the Pre-Modern Myanmar Statecraft under the Restored Taungoo Dynasty and the Pre-Modern Tai Statecraft: Ayudhya Empire. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to know the patterns of Statecraft in Early Southeast Asia (Early City States), Brahmanical Theory of Kingship, Eariy Buddhist conception of World process, Administration, Social Structure and manpower control
Hist 623: Contemporary International Relations of Southeast Asia
This course covers the conditions of Southeast Asia after World War II. It reveals Southeast Asia in Post World War II, Neutralism in Southeast Asia, Regional Problems (1949-1965), the Formation of ASEAN, US Disengagement in Southeast Asia, the Development of ASEAN and the Expansion of ASEAN. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to know the Bandaung Conference, regional problems, the establishment of ASEAN, the Vietnam War, Paris Peace Agreements 1973 and US Disengagement, ASEAN Regional Forum, ASEAN and other Regional Organizations, Economic Cooperation and External Relations.
Hist 614: Source of Myanmar History and Research Methodology
This course deals with studies on the writing materials of Myanmar, Parabeik, Pe, Epigraphy, Chronicles, Literature, Royal Orders, Sittans and Dhamma-that. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to know how to use the sources in writing and compiling a research paper.
Hist 624: Myanmar Art and Architecture
This course covers Rock paintings, development of architecture in Myanmar (pagoda and temple). It reveals Rock paintings of late Paleolithic Caves, Indian Influence on Myanmar Art and Architecture, Architecture of ancient Pyu cities and Bagan temples and pagodas. Expected Learning Outcomes (ELOS) - to know about rock paintings from Padalin Caves, Indian influence Indian Influence on Myanmar Art and Architecture, development of temples and pagodas and development of Buddhist Iconograph.

Dr. Su Su Myaing

Professor(Head)

Dr. Myint Myint Khaing

Dr. Myint Myint Khaing

Professor

Dr. Tin Moe Nwe Win

Associate Professor

Dr. Hla Hla Yin Htwe

Associate Professor

Dr. Kay Thi Aye

Associate Professor

Dr. Thaung Win Naing

Associate Professor

Lecturer

  • Daw Win Win Cho,
  • Daw Cho Cho Aung
  • Dr. Aung Kyaw Soe
  • Dr. Tin Pa Pa Win
  • Dr. Nan Saw
  • Dr. Su Mon Myint
  • Daw Khin Thaw Dar Tun
  • Dr. Khin Kyi Kyi Sein
  • U Kyaw Kyaw Moe
  • Daw Thae Thae
  • Daw Tin Zar Zar Min
  • Daw Thin Thin Htwe
  • Daw Zin Mar Thet
  • Daw Zar Ni Myint

Assistant Lecturer

  • Daw Thet Wai Khaing
  • Daw Lai Lai Win
  • Daw Phoo War Hlaing
Mission
  • Collecting technical information, doing researches, distributing information, applying and reviewing for the society
  • Producing intellectually wise, discerning and responsible human resources
Vision
Bago University’s main goal is to produce highly qualified, competent, undergraduate human resources for the purpose of building a modern, developed nation.
Contact
Bago University
Yangon-Mandalay Highway Road, (8/9) ward, Oakthar Myothit, Bago, Bago Region, Myanmar.