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.
Areas of study
In this Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia unit, the topics you will study include:
Human trafficking and smuggling
The drug trade
Measuring the impact of crime and corruption
White collar and intellectual property crime
The response of states and international organisations
Review of major themes
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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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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.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia 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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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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