(BLHW 2752)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]  Discuss issues related to Malaysian culture.

[2]  Present issues related to Malaysian culture.

[3]  Reflect the scenario of cultural diversity in Malaysia.

[4]  Describe an element in Malaysian culture.


This subject exposes international students to the socio-cultural background of Malaysia which includes ethnic composition, religions, traditions and values. Other elements like music, arts, cuisine, costume, ethnic games, celebrations and national festivals are also highlighted. Student Centered Learning (SCL) methods such as group discussion and presentation will be used in order to assist international students in developing their understanding and appreciation of Malaysian culture.


[1]  Munan, H., 2010, Cultural Shock. A Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Kuala Lumpur: The New Straits Times Press.

[2]  Munan, H., 2010, Malaysian Culture Group. Kuala Lumpur: Book Group.

[3]  Seng, G. Y., 2011, Media, Culture and Society in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Routledge.