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This online unit from Griffith University and Open Universities Australia will provide you with a deep understanding of Asia and examine what actually defines the continent. As well as this, the unit will analyse the issues that have shaped the region, such as the Cold War, the Sino-Soviet split, colonialism and other major events. As well as the culture of the area, the unit will give you insights into the societies of both East and Southeast Asia.
There will be a focus on political and economic systems and processes, as well as Asia’s international relations with the rest of the world. You will gain a rich understanding of Asia, as well as historical events; and cover some general issues that have long overshadowed parts of Asia, such as the struggle for democracy, human rights, and the impact of globalisation.
Introduction to Asia will also examine the relationship between Australia and the rest of the world and will compare many of the aspects of Australian life with Asia, such as human rights and other aspects of society. The unit will encourage you to take an interest in the area and the current affairs affecting both Asia and the rest of the world.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, students are expected to have academic writing skills at a first-year university level.
In this Introduction to Asia unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is now 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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The unit offered by Griffith University will aid you in your future career by teaching you key writing skills and giving you a thorough understanding of the history and culture in Asia and the surrounding areas. The unit could prove useful in gaining employment in Asia by providing you with a vast understanding of its culture, people and history.
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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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
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