Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Universiti Malaya (UM) is Malaysia’s first and leading research university, established through the merging of King Edward VII College of Medicine (1905) and Raffles College (1928) on 8 October 1949. The University was later divided into two national universities, one in Singapore (now an autonomous separate university known as the National University of Singapore), and the other in Kuala Lumpur (established as its own institution in 1962).
Situated on an 812-acre campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, UM is a comprehensive university with multidisciplinary academic courses and research encompassing medicine, science, technology, social sciences and humanities.
Currently, it comprises 10 faculties, 2 academies, 1 institutes, 1 academic centre, over 50 research centres, and 4 research clusters. The University’s strength lies in the creativity, talent and dynamism of its people. Currently, it has a student enrolment of over 25,000, with more than 3,000 international students from over 90 countries, and over 2,000 local and international academic staff.
UM has played a pivotal role in the human capital development of the country, Malaysia and remains at the forefront of scientific and medical discoveries, as is evidenced by the numerous awards[U1] , both locally and internationally. With more than 700 partner institutions from around the world, this entails a strong international network and collaborative partnership for research as well as for student and staff mobility.
As part of its contribution to the National Higher Education Strategic Plan, UM has taken initiatives and formulated strategies to expand its research and internationalisation agenda. One of these initiatives is an active student exchange programme, involving over 2,000 students undertaking Short- or Long-term Programmes at our university, and vice versa.
UM also encourages capacity building for academic staff and administrators, and endeavors to increase its research activities, collaboration, partnerships and engagements with other universities and the industry, both locally and abroad, to share and capitalize on innovative cutting-edge research carried out by its researchers.
This course provides basic understanding of the concepts in health, wellness and fitness. The role of exercise in everyday life will be highlighted. Students will be exposed to the various types of different exercises and fitness program available. The focus of this course will be to underline the importance of exercise and fitness in improving personal health and wellness.
Exposure on the variuos movements and polarisation of the Malay Silat movements, in the context and space constrain (space-time-energy). The Silat’s consists of various movements such as: Kuda-Kuda, Bunga Silat, Buah, Langkah, Tangkisan, Ragam Langkah, Composition in Dance.
This course aims to expose the student about the concepts of Islamic economic system and the main underlying institutions, the roles and operation of the Islamic economic institutions such as charitable institutions, financial institutions and regulatory institutions.
Learning, examining and analyzing the policy-program-project framework including the project cycle, starting by investigating, analyzing and designing a project and concluded by project management techniques.
This course looks into issues in economic development from the point of theories, policies and practices. Starting from observing the growth and development theories, ways to measure the process of growth and development, this course then examines economic changes, development and challenges faced by less developed countries. The major development policies, practices and its effects will be analysed with reference to the experience of developed countries.
This course provides a thorough explanation of what E-Commerce is, how it is conducted and managed, and how to assess its opportunities, limitations, issues, and risks all from a managerial perspective. Students will also be expected to develop an E-Commerce business proposal.
This course is about a social welfare system. It discusses three important aspects of social welfare. First, the central concepts and theories about human needs and its relationship with the social welfare institution. Second, it is about the system, approaches and the allocation of social welfare. Third, the process of planning, providing, delivering and receiving welfare.
The course will examine issues related to minorities in Southeast Asia in 3 parts. The first part discusses issues, identities and politics of ethnic and/or religious minorities such as Karen and Rohingya (Burma), Malayu (Thailand), Moro (Filipina), Cham (Vietnam) dan Kristian Minahasa (Indonesia). The second part discusses indigenous minorities (Borneo) and migrant minorities (Chinese and Indians) in Southeast Asia, linking historical factors and the process of nationstate formation to their status in these nation states. The last section focuses on policies and approaches adopted by the state towards minorities and the subsequent demands for autonomy and rise of separatist movements.
The course will focus on the political and administrative systems in Southeast Asia. The first part of the course is an introduction to the theories and concepts in politics. The course will also describe the background of the establishment of the state in the region. The impact of historical, cultural and geopolitical factors over the country’s administration will be explained. Focus will also be given on the political system and governing style adopted in a few selected Southeast Asian countries. In the final part of the course, students are required to compare the political system and government of the countries in Southeast Asia.
Discusses foreign policy and the process of its development. Focus is given on the orientation of foreign policy and the variables that influence and determine them. Methods and tools of foreign policy implementation are also discussed. Examples put forward to reflect this would be from developing countries.
This course explains the concepts related to the historical development of Indian and Malay literatures. An introduction about the theories of comparison will be given. Students will be trained to study the tests using the comparative literary theories. The thoughts based on culture will be taught.
The study of Malay folk dances essential for understanding the creative choreography processes of Malay dances staging and performance. This course enhances the technique of the stylized structured movement of the Inang dance (Mak Inang, Inang Lama and Inang Cepat) and Asli dance (Senandung, Gunung Sayang dan Asli). The course also allows students to apply comprehensive repertory on stage.
This course deals with staff behavior in an organization. It provides a synopsis of issues related to organizational behavior such as attitudes and job satisfaction, communication, and managing diversity in an organization.
This course will introduce students to the world of computer programming. It will also enhances the students capabilities in using software such as Visual Basic and Scratch to develop business applications that are simple but useful.
This course examines theoritical and concepts related to gender and the formation of gender in Malaysian and international culture. The focus will highlighted on the current issues related to gender relations from culture, identity, society belief and socio-economics aspects.
Southeast Asia has a rich and unique cultural heritage. Most traditions that have become intangible heritages in Southeast Asia are a result of creation and production of material culture by Southeast Asian societies a few centuries ago. The recognition given by world organizations to tangible and intangible heritages in the world heritage list has enhanced the awareness of societies and governments in Southeast Asia in preserving and maintaining cultural heritage. This course is divided into four parts in which the first part will explain major concepts of heritages and traditions. The second part will describe the influential heritages and traditions in Southeast Asia. The third part will describe the policies and the role of governments of Southeast Asian countries in restoring and preserving heritages as well as continuing traditions in the region. The last part of the course will explain the role of various agencies in the implementation of programs to restore and preserve heritages as well as to continue traditions in Southeast Asia.
Various social, economic, and political elements contributed to the formation and development of performing arts in Southeast Asian countries. In the length of its development, the field of performing arts has been transformed into entertainment media, employment, educational and political propaganda by the society. This course has three major parts, namely, (1) explanation of various theories and concepts related to performing arts, (2) identification of genres of Southeast Asian traditional and contemporary performing arts and its function in the Southeast Asian society, and (3) analysis of the role of the government and international agencies in the conservation of the primary traditional performing arts genres as national cultural heritage.
This course exposes the students to major human rights issues, encompassing violations of human rights and methods and efforts to deal with them. Emphasis is accorded to the imbalances in political and economic powers, and cultural differences between the East and the West, and the North and the South which have caused the differences in the perceptions on human rights by both divides. Students are also exposed to various forms of human rights diplomacy adopted in international politics in influencing violators to change violation of human rights practices, and the effectiveness of such methods.
This course provides a broad introduction to many issues closely related to sustainable development such as population growth, resource use, poverty alleviation, lifestyles, environment, consumerism and social inequality. The course also discusses the need to foster a sustainable environment in urban and rural areas. Sustainability in developing nations is also examined. Development theories are discussed in an effort to help students understand issues in sustainable development.
The course will focus on understanding of Malay art (visual and performance) within the context of culture and society employing research methods of ethnology, anthropology, sociology and measuring the semiotic and symbolic values.