Understanding Culture in Asia and the Pacific

This micro course develops students' knowledge of the historical significance of Asia and the Pacific and introduces them to a variety of human ideas, values, beliefs and behaviours.

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

This course is about the historical context and cultural development of society in Asia and the Pacific. It is important for developing students' ethical and inquiry skills by studying and appreciating different cultural norms. 

What will I learn?

Students will learn about the historical background of particular nations and societies and will be able to explain the historical development and current conditions of states in Asia and the Pacific.

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
Duration: 4 weeks,10 hours per week
Type: Micro course
Assessments: 10

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