Brunei History and Sultanate | PB-1302

Module details: Brunei History and Sultanate

Module Title Masyarakat dan Budaya Brunei
Module Code PB-1302
Modular Credit 4
Type of Module Major Core for Bachelor of Arts Major in Brunei Studies

Breadth for other Bachelor programmes
Prerequisite None
Anti-requisite PB-3402: The history of Brunei Darussalam in regional and global context


This module aims to give a clear understanding about Brunei Darussalam’s history and kingship system. At the end of this module students are expected to be able to explain the concepts of government and kingship; elaborate on the history of kingship in Brunei Darussalam; differentiate between Brunei’s system of kingship with other systems around the region; able to write reports relating to Brunei’s kingship system; and analyze contributing factors to the preservation of kingship in Brunei.


Module ContentStudent work loadContact hours for timetabling Assessment
  • Definitions and concepts of Kingship
  • Early history
  • Formation of the Sultanate
  • The coming of Westerners
  • Near collapse
  • Sultanate’s Survival
  • Japanese Occupation
  • Independence Era
8 hours per week
2 hours per week

Examination: 50%

  • Short answer questions: 20%
  • Essay type questions: 30%

Coursework: 50%

  • Group Report: 20%
  • Individual Report: 10%
  • Presentation: 10%
  • Written Test (MCQ): 10%


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