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This online unit in Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia, offered by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, shines a spotlight on the corrupt undercurrents of South East Asian politics, business dealings and their link to organised crime syndicates. The unit looks at issues such as prostitution, drug trafficking and piracy, allowing students to become informed and aware of the social problems affecting South East Asian countries, and how such criminal activities can have an impact on Australia’s relationship with the rest of the Asian region.
The unit questions how and why specific activities have been deemed to be criminal, and through this helps improve students' critical thinking and analytical skills.
There are no prerequisites for this unit, however students need to be able to write essays at university level.
In this Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following 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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Completing this unit is a smart career move for any individual interested in working in international relations, politics, diplomacy, and is even ideally suited to business professionals interested in expanding their customer base to Asian markets.
By studying this unit you will gain a deeper understanding of how South East Asian countries are affected by white-collar crime, corrupt government agencies and unscrupulous business dealings. With Australia’s geographical proximity to Asia, and the rising growth of super powers like China, this unit is a must for professionals across a variety of different disciplines.
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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.
Find out more about government study loans here.
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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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.