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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance aims to: * introduce contemporary theories and practical examples of social, economic and political change in Asia; * develop an understanding of conceptual skills and regional knowledge concerned with governance in the Asian region; * provide a political economy approach of Asia to provide a capacity to deal with diverse interests and organisational cultures; * apply and evaluate theories in empirical situations within the Asian region; * provide qualified students with an introduction to the academic field of Asian Studies, Public Policy and Development Studies; with opportunities to gain exposure to aspects of this field not previously encountered and/or to consolidate aspects covered in previous studies. Learning outcomes At the completion of the course, and depending on the choice of topics, students will be able to: * understand the government's role in promoting economic growth and social cohesion; * communicate concepts, both on a theoretical and practical level, such as nation-building, military-civil relations, political participation and the political economy of human rights; * demonstrate a knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches to governance which include political economy, Asian Studies and Public Policy; * appreciate the broad dimensions and content of the academic field; * critically read, analyse and utilise the academic and professional literature in Asian Studies, Public Policy and Development Studies; * prepare themselves for more advanced studies through the Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance and the Master of Asian Governance; * apply further developed skills in academic research, verbal argument and professional writing.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature, and may take into account relevant work experience. Credit may be granted, on application, for comparable prior studies
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance
  • Course description
     The Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance is an 18-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Asian Governance. It is offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

    It requires one semester of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). It articulates with the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance and the 72-unit Master of Asian Governance and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    A student's program of study must be approved by the Director of Studies.

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study as set out below.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.


    Seminar for Asian Governance


    at least one topic from Group A:

    Group A


    Social and Cultural Change in Asia



    Democracy and Asian Governance



    Corporate Governance in Asia



    Environmental Governance in Asia



    Cultural Politics in Modern Asia: Religion and Ethnicity in Nation-Building Politics


    and one topic from Group B:

    Group B


    Political Development and Change in Southeast Asia



    Social and Cultural Change in Asia



    Development Problems, Policies and Programs



    Regionalisation, Decentralisation and Governance



    Public Policy



    Governance of Public Policy



    Development Administration


    Or any other topic chosen with the approval of the Director of Studies.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * no topic may be attempted more than twice;
        * a student may not include a topic which repeats work previously undertaken; and
        * the program must be completed within four consecutive semesters.

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