Politics in Contemporary China

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

Take this online Open Universities Australia and Griffith University unit to explore the fascinating, and occasionally controversial, topics which fall under the umbrella subject of Politics in Contemporary China. Familiarise yourself with Chinese history, from 1949 to the present day, and analyse how China’s current political culture fits within the context of its history. Emphasis will be placed upon the period of reform between the end of 1978 and present day.

The one party system will be considered in depth, and the government will be discussed. Learn about Chinese law and corruption, and the recent attempts to reduce corruption within the country through Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign. China’s political approach to population policy, including issues surrounding ethnic minorities, will be discussed in detail.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • It is recommended that you complete the unit, Chinese Political Economy and Business, prior to starting this unit

Areas of study

In this politics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • People’s Republic of China 1949-78
  • People’s Republic of China 1978-89
  • People’s Republic of China 1989-97
  • People’s Republic of China 1998 present
  • The party and government
  • The law and corruption
  • Population and ethnic minorities
  • Trends in China’s foreign policy 1949-1976
  • Trends in China’s foreign policy 1977-1991
  • Trends in China’s foreign policy 1992-2000
  • Trends in China’s foreign policy 2001-present

Course pathways

This unit is an elective 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?

This unit will give you an understanding of the political contexts of China. The knowledge gained during this online unit will be useful across industries, and to students pursuing a range of careers including international relations, business, economics and politics.

This unit will also give you the opportunity to develop your analytical skills, as you will be encouraged to critically discuss China’s politics in the context of its history. Your ability to debate and present valid arguments will also be challenged, as you will be required to argue a case on an ongoing political issue in the country.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Politics in Contemporary China 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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