Regional Economics in Asia and the Pacific

In this micro course students will learn about the factors that have prompted growing interdependence of states in Asia and the Pacific and about the historical and current economic climate of the region.

This micro course is the third of four micro courses to gain credit in Regional Relations in Asia and the Pacific.
What’s it about?

This course is about the economic history and current economic condition of states in Asia and the Pacific. It includes study of European colonialism and post-colonial economic development. It is important because it allows students to apply analytical and problem solving skills. 

What will I learn?

Students will learn about the historical background to the current economic conditions of states in the Asia and Pacific. Especially the growth of transnational involvement and interdependence of states. 

What’s involved?
  • Working through modules.
  • Completing e-tivities.
  • Sourcing and critiquing readings.

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

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Estimated Start: 2019Q1
Type: Micro course

Credentialing: Microcredential Official course credit
Course Credit: DIP1005 International Relations in Asia and the Pacific
Credential: Bachelor of General Studies
Level: 1st year Bachelor’s

Who are the developers:
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
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
Who are the lead facilitators:
Associate Professor Marcus Harmes, is Associate Director (Academic Development) Open Access College, USQ. He completed a PhD in seventeenth-century history at the University of Queensland, and a Read More