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Introduction to Regional Relations in the Asia-Pacific

This micro course introduces students to the study of international relations and the social sciences with a focus on fundamental aspects of history and culture in Asia and the Pacific.

This course is the first of four micro courses to gain credit in Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific.

What’s it about?

Understanding Asia and the Pacific as an emerging social, cultural and economic region is now a priority for the entire world and especially for students of international relations. In this course students will learn about societies and cultures in Asia and the Pacific within a framework of international relations. 

What will I learn?

Students will learn:

  • the basic geography of Asia and the Pacific
  • an historical overview of European contact in Asia and the Pacific
  • the main factors influencing life in Asia and the Pacific
What’s involved?
  • Working through modules
  • Completing e-tivities.
  • Sourcing and critiquing readings.
Prerequisites?

No prerequisites 

What micro courses are required for course credit?

Learners are required to complete four micro-courses to gain credit for Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific:

  1. Introduction to Regional Relations in the Asia-Pacific
  2. Understanding Culture in Asia and the Pacific
  3. Regional economics in Asia and the Pacific
  4. Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Image credit Guilin at sunrise by  Laura, Creative Commons Attribution.

 


Estimated Start: 2017Q1
Duration: 4 weeks,10 hours per week
Type: Micro course
Assessments: 10

Credentialing:
Course Credit: OER1001 Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific
Credential: Bachelor of General Studies
Level: 1st year Bachelor’s

Who are the developers:
Dr Anna Hayes, has a BA (Asian Studies, Mandarin Chinese, History), a Master of Arts (Asian Studies) and a PhD (International Relations). Anna has lectured in Read More
Emeritus Professor Jim Taylor AM, In 2009, Professor Taylor received the Australian Higher Education Quality Award from the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) for his “national and international Read More
Timothy McCallum, is currently employed as a Senior Analyst/Demonstrator with the University of Southern Queensland. Tim is responsible for the provision of advice and specialist Read More
Who are the lead facilitators:
Dr Marcus Harmes, is lecturer in Study Skills in the Open Access College’s Tertiary Preparation Program. He completed a PhD in seventeenth-century history at the University Read More