Politics and Security in North 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: Murdoch University
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About this unit

This online unit from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge of Asia’s north east region and a greater awareness of the major security and political issues currently affecting the area. The unit will demonstrate the paradoxical balance that exists in a region that is home to two of the largest economies and some of the most dangerous security threats in the world.

Politics and Security in North East Asia not only analyses current security threats but also the historical factors that have led to the current political climate of the region. The unit will show how China rose to become a world superpower and the role played by other nations in shaping the current economic landscape of Asia’s north east.

The unit will also get you across the foreign policies adopted by nations such as Korea, Japan and China. This will enable you to examine the strategic decisions made by various nations in an attempt to shore up power and maintain peace in the region.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed this unit or an academic equivalent. This unit was previously known as The Rise of Greater China.

Areas of study

In this Politics and Security in North East Asia unit, the topics you will study include:

  • History of Northeast Asia
  • Role of Japan, China, Taiwan and two Koreas
  • Regional security and the role of institutions

Course pathways

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses and is an approved electorate for the following unit

  • 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?

This unit allows you to understand one of the largest areas and economies in the word and could lead to you gaining employment in Asia in numerous industries. By studying this unit, you could gain a career in politics, law, economics, journalism or international security.

The analytical and critical thinking skills developed over the course of this unit will also aid you in further academic studies.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Politics and Security in North East Asia from Murdoch University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable 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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