Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
Social & Behavioral Sciences
1 Yale credit, 1 transfer credit
Mohamed Effendy (National University of Singapore) | Hamzah Bin Muzaini (National University of Singapore)
This program is part of the IARU Global Summer Program. Southeast Asia in Context is five-week exploration of Southeast Asia’s geographical, historical and cultural diversity. This course takes advantage of Singapore’s strategic position in offering a unique blend of classroom instruction at NUS campus with hands-on fieldwork in Myanmar and Indonesia. The lecturers are experienced teachers and researchers of Southeast Asia, who will explore themes such as Southeast Asian religion, archeology, rural development, politics and regional integration. The field trip includes visits to magnificent ancient temples, rural agricultural communities, war memorials and a fair sampling of local village life that is well off the usual tourist track.
Students from Yale are to take the SE2222 Southeast Asia in Context: The Region at a Glance module, to be awarded 1 Yale credit; the course will appear on the the Yale transcript as ANTH S230.
ANTH S230: Southeast Asia in Context: The Region at a Glance - Southeast Asia in Context is a five-week exploration of Southeast Asia’s geographical, historical and cultural diversity. This course takes advantage of Singapore’s strategic position in offering a unique blend of classroom instruction at NUS campus with hands-on fieldwork other SE Asian countries. The lecturers are experienced teachers and researchers of Southeast Asia, who will explore themes such as Southeast Asian religion, archaeology, rural development, politics and regional integration. The fieldtrip includes visits to magnificent ancient temples, rural agricultural communities, war memorials and a fair sampling of local village life that is well off the usual tourist track.
For the 1 transfer credit Yale students are able to choose from 2 modules: SE2880A Southeast Asia’s Cultural Mosaic: Religious Spaces and Village Faces or SE3214: Marketing Southeast Asia’s Heritage.
SE2880A: Southeast Asia’s Cultural Mosaic: Religious Spaces and Village Faces - If you are interested in Southeast Asian religion, particularly in rural settings, this module will interest you! This course will introduce students to the region from an anthropological perspective. Students will be equipped with the analytical tools for the comparative study of society and culture. Ethnographic materials will be used to discuss themes that include religion, ethnicity and identity as well as people and ways of living in cities and rural areas. The challenge is for students to explore the dynamics of change in Southeast Asia, to conceptualize and understand differences and similarities between social systems and human relationships, and above all to ask, ‘Why?’ The course will feature a field trip to Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
SE3214: Marketing Southeast Asia’s Heritage - This course provides critical knowledge of the broad historical, natural, political and sociocultural processes that go into the making, management and marketing of heritage resources in Southeast Asia. It begins by focusing on relevant concepts related to the historical and cultural production of such resources before considering their contemporary material, symbolic and social uses and impacts within the region. It offers a broad overview of how past spatial practices, ideas, policies and technologies are mobilized – via museums, cultural theme parks, battlefield sites, within living communities among others – by stakeholders for multiple purposes, especially with respect (but not limited) to identity-building and tourism, and discuss in detail issues that emerge when planning for, and promoting, this heritage for increasingly diverse and segmented populations at various scales. Ultimately, heritage here is conceptualized as salient resources not only for the sustainable preservation of the pasts but also as veritable lens to understand and further enhance Southeast Asian societies today.
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The highlight of this course is the week-long fieldtrip to Indonesia (Jogjakarta) where students will be exposed to local cultures and will be engaged in on-site lectures by the course instructor and local experts.
Students will stay on-campus in 6-single bedroom apartments at the NUS University Town (UTown) residential colleges. Each bedroom comes furnished, and is equipped with air-conditioning and internet access, while the apartment has a common living area with a dining table and sofas. In addition, each residential college has shared facilities within the building such as kitchenettes, laundry rooms and student lounges to create a living environment that encourages social, educational and cultural interaction. The residential colleges are also located within walking proximity to classrooms, study clusters and sports facilities, as well as a wide array of dining and retail options on-campus.
Students must arrive by Sunday, June 18, but will be able to check-in starting Thursday, June 15. There will be a Welcome Lunch and Registration session on Friday, June 16. Students must check-out on Saturday, July 22, with no option for an extension.
Please note the second credit for this program is a transfer credit. Yale students are only allowed to bring in 2 outside credits from any non-Yale summer experience over their 3 summers while enrolled at Yale. Students must take both courses regardless of whether or not they intend to transfer the second credit.
This program is part of the IARU Global Summer Program; open to Yale and other IARU partner students only.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements; additional information will be provided upon admission.
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