RERE6012 Discourse on Ethnic Studies
RERE6012 Wacana Tentang Kajian Etnik
Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaini Othman
The course aims to bring together students and scholars from various disciplines who have an interest in research in ethnic studies to discuss theoretical and methodological issues concerning ethnic issues in Malaysia and abroad. Students will be trained to establish their critical thoughts and debate in the framework of existing skills in the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), i.e. through academic analysis and public advocacy. The forms of discourse include roundtable discussions, dialogues, seminars and focus group discussions. Students will play a major role in managing, facilitating and leading the discussions. The exposure and experience of academic discourse will inevitably assist students to develop the generic skills of thinking critically, communicating clearly, asking pertinent questions, having the courage to provide factual insights and support, being willing to accept different viewpoints, as well as demonstrating skills to express ideas and thoughts in analytical, accurate and substantiated writing, according to the principles of academic and scholarly writing.
Course Learning Outcome
At the end of the course, students in Masters programme should be able to:
- Compare the application of different ethnic studies approaches; and
- Contribute scholarly interpretations about the discourse and findings of academic studies about ethnicity that occur in national and international contexts.
At the end of the course, students in PhD programme should be able to:
- Contribute scholarly interpretations about the discourse and findings of academic studies about ethnicity that occur in national and international contexts; and
- Synthesize arguments of current research that use ethnic studies approaches.
- Adil Johan. 2022. Transnational mobilities, intercultural rhythms: The journey of a drummer in Malaysian popular music, 1980s and 1990s. JATI – Journal of Southeast
Asian Studies 27 (1): 127-151.
- Gabriel, S. P. 2021. Racialisation in Malaysia: Multiracialism, multiculturalism, and the cultural politics of the possible. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 52(4): 611-633.
- Kartini Aboo Talib @ Khalid. 2021. Women and politics: The contestation of visibility. Akademika 91(2): 105-116.
- Pue, G.H., Ong, P.L. & Loo, H.C. 2019. Kelantan Peranakan Chinese language and marker of group identity. GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies 19(2): 33–51.
- Shazlin A. Hamzah. 2021. Branding the nation through Ahmad Nawab’s “Malaysia Truly Asia.” In Adil Johan & Santaella, M. A. (eds.). Made in Nusantara, Global Studies in Popular Music, pp. 153–163. Routledge: New York.
Source: Excerpts from RERE6012 Proforma for 2022/2023 Academic Session.
Last updated: June 22, 2023