China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

This 14 week online postgraduate course in China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities is offered by OUA and Griffith University. This unit looks at the rise of China and how the country became a global power, and significant parts of China's recent past are focused on.

Students enrolled on this course will learn about the political policies, ideas and institutions of the People's Republic of China, and the revolution that led to its establishment. The unit also examines the post-1978 reform period, with detailed analysis of the economic and political that occurred during this time. Students will look at important themes and political chapters in the Communist Party of China's history, and will analyse the implications of China's policies on the country's international and regional relationships.

The unit is assessed through an essay (worth 40% of the final grade), online discussion (worth 20%) and a report (worth 40%).

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Areas of study

In this international studies unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction and background
  • The Marxist foundation: Mao and Marx
  • Historical legacy
  • Continued reform and harmonious society
  • Deng Xiaoping and the reform process
  • China's foreign policy since Mao
  • Democratisation and globalisation
  • Understanding the People's Liberation Army
  • Chinese strategic culture
  • China and self-determination
  • A rising China and the West
  • China and the region

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any course. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Successful completion of this postgraduate unit will give students a well rounded understanding of the political, economic and historical issues that have shaped China's powerful position in the world today. This will put students in a good position for further study in the fields of Chinese studies, East Asian studies, international relations, and politics.

Qualifications in these fields could lead to careers in diplomacy, politics, and academia. Research, writing, and analysis skills are also developed throughout this unit – skills that can be utilised in the workplace in a wide range of professions. After completing this unit, students will:

  • Have an understanding of the political policies, ideas and institutions of the People's Republic of China, and the revolution that led to its establishment
  • Understand how these policies, ideas and institutions have changed in the reform period
  • Understand the effects of China's rise on the region and the rest of the globe
  • Be able to carry out independent research more effectively
  • Have developed a lasting interest in Chinese news and politics
  • Be able to write arguments in a clear and logical way, backed up with evidence

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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