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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Diploma 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 to Asia to provide a capacity to deal with diverse interests and organisational cultures; * apply and evaluate theories in empirical situations within the Asian region; * develop an appreciation of the professional context in which graduates may find employment; * 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; * explain concepts, both on a theoretical and practical level, for instance nation-building, military-civil relations, political participation and political economy of human rights; * be aware of the need for local and regional Asian knowledge to design systems of governance; * demonstrate a knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches to governance which include political economy, Asian Studies, Public Policy and Development Studies; * appreciate the broad dimensions and content of this 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 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 an 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 Diploma in Asian Governance
  • Course description
     The Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance is a 36-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 year of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).

    It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance and the 72-unit Master of Asian Governance and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed the Graduate Certificate are awarded credit for related topics.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [January, 2009]

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

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance a student must complete 36 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 of these topics will be offered every semester or every year.

    A student must complete:

        * the 18 units required for the Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance; and
        * a further 18 units not taken at the Graduate Certificate level to fulfill the requirements as set out below.

    ASST9008
        

    Seminar for Asian Governance
        

    6

    at least two topics from Group A:

    Group A

    ASST9006
        

    Social and Cultural Change in Asia
        

    6

    ASST9009
        

    Democracy and Asian Governance
        

    6

    ASST9010
        

    Corporate Governance in Asia
        

    6

    ASST9011
        

    Environmental Governance in Asia
        

    6

    ASST9013
        

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

    6

    at least one topic from Group B:

    Group B

    ASST9005
        

    Political Development and Change in Southeast Asia
        

    6

    ASST9006
        

    Social and Cultural Change in Asia
        

    6

    DVST8020
        

    Intellectual Traditions in International Development
        

    6

    DVST8022
        

    Sustainable Development
        

    6

    DVST8023
        

    Development Problems, Policies and Programs
        

    6

    DVST8041
        

    Development and Change
        

    6

    ENVS9001
        

    Urban Environmental Management
        

    6

    ENVS9006
        

    Environmental Policy Development/Analysis
        

    6

    GEOG8001
        

    Asian Regional Development
        

    6

    INTR3002
        

    Regionalism in Southeast Asia: ASEAN, APEC and Beyond*
        

    6

    POAD8102
        

    Management in Non-Government Organisations
        

    6

    POAD9010
        

    Public Policy
        

    6

    POAD9116
        

    Regionalisation, Decentralisation and Governance
        

    6

    POAD9124
        

    Governance of Public Policy
        

    6

    POAD9128
        

    Development Administration
        

    6

    POLI2014
        

    Politics of Third World States*
        

    6

    POLI7016
        

    Governance and the New Political Economy of East Asia
        

    6

    POLI7062
        

    International Human Rights: Theory and Practice
        

    6

    POLI8011
        

    Development Praxis: Equity, Sustainability and Participation
        

    6

    PPHR9013
        

    Population and Environment
        

    6

    PPHR9022
        

    Women's Health and Child Survival
        

    6

    SOAD9024
        

    Comparative Social Policy
        

    6

    WMST8045
        

    A Walk on the Wild Side: Gender and International Politics
        

    6

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

    * These topics will be set and assessed at a level and standard appropriate to the Graduate Diploma.

    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 six consecutive semesters.

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