Power and Politics in the Asia Pacific

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

Students studying this Power and Politics in the Asia Pacific unit from Griffith University and Open Universities Australia will gain a broad insight into a range of issues relating to the political dynamics in countries across the Asia Pacific region.

This online unit is taught thematically, meaning you will gain an understanding of the similarities and differences of various political factors that exist between countries, from different political systems, to the role of the military, civil society and religion. You will gain a strong foundation in political issues within East and Southeast Asia, promoting a tangible understanding of current political issues affecting the region.

Historical factors that have characterised different countries will also be explored, including economic development and pre-existing cultural and social contexts. Relevant links will be made where possible with domestic politics and international relations.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Power and Politics in the Asia Pacific unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Political systems in Asia
  • Political parties and elections
  • Ethnicity and politics
  • 'Asian values' and religion
  • Leaders and patriots
  • Role of the military
  • Role of the media
  • Civil society
  • Politics and the environment
  • Regionalism

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. 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?

On completion of this online unit, you will have gained an in-depth understanding of how politics and power have manifested across the Asia Pacific region. You will also have gained insight into the different political systems in Asian countries and develop a more nuanced view of topics such as the varying political parties that exist, the role of the media and civil society, and the role of the military. Such an understanding will enable you to better analyse current political issues affecting the region and the forces that have shaped the current political climate.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Power and Politics in the Asia Pacific from Griffith 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 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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