Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia is an online unit which offers an introduction to issues relating to ethnic minorities in East and South East Asia. Provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia, it examines ethnic affairs in the region from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

By using historical material to contextualise contemporary issues, the unit will enable you to better comprehend the politics of ethnic issues in Asia. You will focus on China in particularly close detail, covering the history of its policy towards ethnic minorities, as well as relevant social, economic and demographic issues.

Subsequently, you will examine ethnic questions pertinent to Vietnam, Japan and Indonesia, before drawing wider conclusions about ethnicity, the state and international relations in the region as a whole.

Eligibility

While there are no mandatory prerequisites, students need to have developed the skills to write essays at university level.

Areas of study

In the Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia unit, the topics you will study include:

  • China's ethnic minorities: some historical coverage
  • China's policy towards ethnic minorities
  • China's minorities: economic and demographic issues
  • China's ethnic minorities: social issues
  • Vietnamese minorities: history and policy
  • Vietnamese minorities: economy, population and society
  • Japan's 'hidden' minorities
  • Ethnic issues in Indonesia
  • Ethnicity and the state in SE Asia
  • Ethnic issues and IR in East and SE Asia

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University

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?

Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia offers an understanding of issues relating to ethnic minorities that would be directly advantageous for many roles in domestic and foreign policy and the international sphere. In addition, the unit provides a greater appreciation for the historical relationship between different Asian countries and their treatment of ethnic minorities, which will help you to better understand the social and political debates of today.

Finally, you are required to write a coherent essay on contemporary issues, which will sharpen your ability to incorporate different theories and concepts into your own arguments.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Ethnic Questions in East and South East Asia 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 or HECS-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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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