Majors

Historical Studies

Academic Contributors

Rommel Curaming (Programme Leader)
Asiyah Az-Zahra Binti Ahmad Kumpoh
B.A. Hussainmiya
Hj Awg Asbol Bin Hj Mail
Johannes Kurz
Nani Suryani Binti Hj Abu Bakar
Paul R. Brumpton

Description

Historical studies is above all a liberal discipline within the field of the humanities, like literature, philosophy, art, music, or languages. It focuses on the study of man as a social being who thinks and has interests. As such, one of its primary benefits is to raise human consciousness and sensitivity. Historical studies helps to develop caring, aware, thoughtful, morally upright citizens, who can contribute more to their community, often in subtle ways. As a result, historical studies cannot always be geared exclusively to the pursuit of practical ends and immediate material benefits. The encouragement of positive values, and a commitment to both self and community improvement, is a great asset which cannot be directly measured or quantified in terms of industrial production or dollars and cents.

On the other hand, degree holders in historical studies and historians in general can and do make definite contributions to their communities, not only as teachers and academics, but as writers, cultural leaders, social and economic planners, administrators, researchers, librarians and museum curators. Historians can work in many fields, and should not be thought of teaching of history to future generations only. Wherever they are, their thorough knowledge of the past ages of, and modern, man, and their ability to compare and contrast the development of a variety of cultures and nations, gives them a depth and breadth of understanding which adds value to the social, cultural, and economic programmes in which they engage.

Objectives

Historical studies have certain objectives which are as follows:

 


Pengenalan

Pengajian sejarah tergolong sebagai jurusan pengajian kemanusiaan seperti mana bidang agama, kesusasteraan, bahasa, budaya dan falsafah. Dalam pengajian sejarah ia menfokuskan kepada tindak tanduk manusia yang lazimnya meninggalkan kesan sama ada kepada masyarakat dan negara , diperingkat serantau atau antarabangsa. Oleh itu pengajian sejarah mempunyai objektif seperti berikut:

 

Pemegang ijazah atau siswazah dalam pengajian sejarah dan golongan sejarawan pada umumnya boleh memberikan sumbangan kepada kemajuan masyarakat bukan sahaja sebagai pendidik dan ahli akademik tetapi juga sebagai penulis, pemikir, budayawan, perancang sosial dan ekonomi, pentadbir, penyelidik, pustakawan dan kurator muzium. Pemegang ijazah pengajian sejarah merupakan golongan sejarawan yang boleh berkerja dalam berbagai bidang, mereka bukanlah kelompok manusia yang hanya tahu tentang masa silam sepertimana tanggapan setengah pihak. Sebenarnya mereka boleh dikategorikan sebagai kumpulan manusia yang mempunyai pengetahuan yang luas dan mendalam mengenai perubahan tamadun manusia zaman lalu, zaman moden hingga kepada isu-isu semasa. Dengan yang demikian siswazah pengajian sejarah memiliki keupayaan untuk berfikir secara kritis, bijaksana, berpandangan jauh, berbudibicara, semangat patriotisme dan jatidiri dalam membuat keputusan dan menimbang dalam mana-mana kerjaya yang mereka ceburi.

Level 1000 - Foundation Year

Semester 1 Semester 2
AH-1201 State and Society in World Civilizations AH-1202 The Making of Brunei Darussalam
AH-1403 Penyelidikan dan Kontroversi dalam Sejarah  

 

Level 2000 - Establishment Year

Semester 1 Semester 2
AH-2201 History Practice I: Thought and Method in Recent Approaches AH-2203 History Practice II: Study of Historical Documents
AH-2301 South Asia: The Dawn of History AH-2302 Imperialism and European Expansion Overseas
AH-2305 'History and Memory Wars' in Asia Pacific AH-2304 Islam in a Changing Southeast Asia
AH-2402 Sejarah Sosio-Ekonomi Brunei Sejak Abad ke-19  

 

Level 3000 - Discovery Year

Semester 1 Semester 2
AH-3304 Culture, Identity and Politics in the Malay World AH-3303 Reading Cultural History
AH-3302 End of Empires: European Decolonization in the 20th Century AH-3301 History and/as Popular Culture in Southeast Asia
AH-3401 Sejarah Hubungan Antarabangsa Sejak Tahun 1945: Perdamaian dan Konflik AH-3402 Kesultanan Melayu Tradisional: Kepimpinan dan Kuasa

 

Level 4000 - Capstone Year

Semester 1 Semester 2
AH-4301 Academic Exercise AH-4307 European History since 1789
AH-4302 Emergence of a Superpower: US Political History and Foreign Policy Since 1783 AH-4308 India and Its Neighbours: Accommodations, Conflicts and Interactions
AH-4303 Southeast Asia from Subsistence to Industrialization AH-4309 Globalizing Southeast Asia: ASEAN and International Organization
AH-4304 The Formation of States in East Asia (6th to 15th Centuries) AH-4310 The Making of Modern East Asia (1840-1940)
AH-4305 World of Islam: Global History and Muslim Societies