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Monash University
Melbourne, Australia and Bandar Sunway, Malaysia

Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism. In under 60 years we’ve grown from a single campus in Melbourne, Australia into an education and research powerhouse ranked in the world’s top 100. Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. With a presence on four continents and over 100 international partners, we’re making a difference on a global scale.

Students from our campuses in Australia and Malaysia will participate in the APRU Virtual Student Exchange. Monash University, Malaysia campus has established strong links with industry and government, and serves as a platform for research and education engagement with Southeast Asia and beyond. Our distinguished academics will deliver signature coursework to students from the APRU network as part of the Virtual Student Exchange.

Website: www.monash.edu

VSE Season 1, 2021-22: Courses offered by Monash University


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
June 11 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall, and:
Reading: 6.0
Listening: 6.0
Writing: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0

TOEFL internet-based: overall 79, and:
Reading: 13
Listening: 12
Writing: 21
Speaking: 18

For more details, please visit https://www.monash.edu/study-abroad/inbound/apply/english-requirements or contact the VSE coordinator at Monash University.



Course Information

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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Arts and Social Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)
Course TeacherDr Koh Sin Yee
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 22, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsCompletion of two units (courses) of first-year Arts studies.
Course Description Cities have long been viewed as sites for the enactment and practice of citizenship. Cities are not just neutral places or containers where people live; instead, cities shape, and are shaped by, the collective social, economic and political acts of its citizenry. In recent decades, rapid and uneven urbanisation processes across the globe has posed challenges to existing models of cities and citizenship. Situated in this context, this unit examines cities as sites of contention and opportunity for various groups of actors to exercise citizenship. Through case studies in cities across world regions, this unit examines current urban issues that pose challenges to the idea and practice of citizenship. Topics include the role of global economic processes in the production of urban space(s), the flows of capital in and through cities, technologies of government and governance, top-down and bottom-up modes of claiming space and rights, as well as the politics of inclusion and exclusion.
Points to Note for StudentsLectures will be recorded.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Arts and Social Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)
Course TeacherAssociate Professor Sharon Bong
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 22, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsCompletion of two units (courses) of first-year Arts studies.
Course Description This unit explores the intersections of genders, sexualities and religions within the political, social-cultural context of Southeast Asia. This focus is based on the premise that the impact of religions and by extension, ethnicities are significant to how genders and sexualities are understood and lived out in this region. Within the larger framework of Gender and Sexuality Studies, the privileging of contemporary debates, issues and concerns arising from this geographical region demonstrates realities that are situated and grounded. Within an inter-disciplinary framework, feminist and queer theories are critically applied to topics covered that include: pluralisms or fluidity of genders and sexualities in religion, narratives of becoming in the family, faith community and cyberspace, sexual citizenship in the national imaginary, construction of masculinities and femininities of those who inhabit border zones of being socially excluded/included, such as youth, migrants, sex workers and ascetics; and agency in revisiting the impasse of the universality versus cultural relativism of rights. The unit aims to enable students to reflexively engage with questions of identity, agency and praxis on the distinctiveness/'Asianness' of doing genders and sexualities in this region, and the value and limits of using an intersectional analysis on genders, sexualities and religions.
Points to Note for StudentsLectures will be recorded.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Arts and Social Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)
Course TeacherAssociate Professor Emma Baulch
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 22, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsCompletion of two units (courses) of second-year Arts studies. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed at least one unit at second-year in the Communication major.
Course Description This unit explores the distinctiveness of Asia as an object of digital media research. Students will learn about the specific historical trajectories that frame the digitization of Asian societies, patterns and digital inclusion and exclusion prevalent in them, and the particular digital media ecologies that mediate everyday life in Asian contexts. Students will apply knowledge gained through reading and workshops to an original research project dedicated the collection and analysis of primary data using ethnographic methods, which will be undertaken in teams of three people.
Points to Note for StudentsLectures will be recorded.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Arts and Social Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)
Course TeacherDr Joseph Goh
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 22, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsCompletion of two units (courses) of second-year Arts studies.
Course Description The unit aims at assisting students towards an informed understanding of how masculinities are understood and enacted in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan), Africa (Uganda, Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia), and in the United States. Scholars note that a more holistic approach to Gender Studies must take into serious consideration the meanings and relationalities between femininities and masculinities, particularly in the ways in which these synergies manifest diversely around the globe. Inspired by the insights of the celebrated masculinities scholar Raewyn Connell, this unit challenges flattened impressions of masculinity as universal, singular manifestations, and invites students to consider the unstable constructions of masculinities in relation to femininities and other intersecting issues. This eye-opening unit covers topics such as patriarchy and violence, military, spiritualities, non-heteronormative sexualities, disease, marriage, cooking, racism and female masculinities. Through a close examination of highly diverse and exciting resources, students will engage with and understand the complex and shifting performances of masculinities that impact men (and women) in Asia, Africa and the United States.
Points to Note for StudentsLectures will be recorded.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Business and Economics (Monash University Malaysia)
Course TeacherMs Priya Sharma
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 22, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsStudents should have completed two full years of Business-related study.
Course Description Should corporations be environmentally sustainable? To what extent should business organisations be ethical and just? To what extent should corporations have social responsibilities? Do managers have obligations to stakeholders such as employees and customers? This unit examines these fundamental questions by applying ethical theories. This unit will focus on ethical issues that arise in business organisations, which involve the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to human rights, environmental protection, marketing and advertising, human resource management and social accounting.
Points to Note for StudentsLectures will be recorded.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Business and Economics (Monash University Malaysia)
Course TeacherDr Sharon Koh Geok May
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 22, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictionsn/a
Course Description This unit is designed for undergraduates to develop a solid grounding in the principles of how Asia is integrated in the world economy. The unit provides an in-depth understanding of the theory and concepts to explain the economic development in Asia and its integration into the global market. The topics include: planning processes; trade and investment policies in the climate of mega-regional trade deals; regional economic integration; structural reforms; trade and resource flows; and the participation of Asian countries in the global economic governance. The learning material is presented in ways, so that students learn to connect theory to existing evidence. The syllabus also provides an overall perspective on how the sub-regional and local economic development programs are evolving in response to a global economic and climate challenges.
Points to Note for StudentsLectures will be recorded. The final assessment will take place during the formal examination period 1 - 19 November 2021.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Business and Economics (Monash University Malaysia)
Course TeacherDr Erhan Atay
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassOct 22, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsCompletion of equivalent to MGW2351
Course Description A study of management theory related to varying cultures, the multinational business enterprise and the significance of cross-cultural variables in the business environment. Topics include ethics and social responsibilities; communication; leadership; motivation, control and conflict; human resource management and industrial relations.
Points to Note for StudentsLectures will be recorded. The final assessment will take place during the formal examination period 1 - 19 November 2021.
Course OutlineLink


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