Singapore University of Social Sciences

Malay Civilisation, Philosophy and Thought

Malay Civilisation, Philosophy and Thought (MLL109)

Synopsis

The course introduces concepts and issues in Malay Civilization and Malay philosophy, leading towards a systematic approach in the field of Malay Studies using a Cultural Anthropological (i.e culture-specific) perspective. Assignments are designed to to develop the students' ability to 'see' the Malay Civilization and Malay philosophy from a Malay-centric point-of-view.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Cultural Anthropology Framework
  • Malay Civilization and Philisophy
  • The Evolution of Malay Civilization and Philosophy in Malaysia
  • Malay Thinkers
  • The future possibilities of Malay Civilization and Philisophy
  • History of Singapore Malays: Leadership and Institutions
  • Modernisation and Development of the Malays: Feudalism, Colonialism and Post-independence

Learning Outcome

  • List fundamental concepts in Malay civilization and philosophy
  • Discuss the current developments in Malay civilization and philosophy
  • Operate key constructs in Malay civilization and Philosophy.
  • Define fundamental concepts in Malay civilization.
  • Describe cultural systems of values.
  • Illustrate examples of Malay civilization in South East Asia.
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