Comments about Master of Asian Governance - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
The Master of Asian Governance aims to provide students with: * a combination of conceptual skills and regional knowledge to meet the needs of those concerned with governance in the Asian region; * a political economy approach to provide a capacity to deal with diverse interests and organisational cultures; * the awareness of the need for local knowledge and multidisciplinary approaches in designing and implementing good governance; * an enhanced appreciation of the professional context in which graduates may find employment; * the ability to apply and evaluate theories in empirical situations within the Asian region. Learning outcomesAt the completion of the course, students will be able to: * use contemporary research and analytical models to improve governance; * become aware of the need for local and regional Asian knowledge to design systems of governance; * demonstrate a working knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches to governance which include political economy, Asian Studies and Public Policy; * critically read, analyse and utilise the academic and professional literature in this field of study.
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.
Master of Asian Governance
The Master of Asian Governance is a 72-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Asian Governance. It requires two years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). It is offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.
It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Asian Governance and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for related topics.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
A student's program of study must be approved by the Director of Studies. To qualify for the Master of Asian Governance a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
* the 36 units required for the Graduate Diploma in Asian Governance (progressive entry students receive 18 units of credit and advanced entry students 36 units of credit); and
* a further 36 units not taken at the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level to fulfill the requirements as set out below.
All applicants must submit to the Director of Studies a satisfactory proposal for a coherent program of studies.
Not all of these topics will be offered every semester of every year.
A student must complete:
Seminar for Asian Governance
at least four topics from Group A:
Political Development and Change in Southeast Asia
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
at least two topics from Group B:
Development Problems, Policies and Programs
Regionalisation, Decentralisation and Governance
Governance of Public Policy
Comparative Social Policy
at least five topics, or four topics if enrolling in the thesis, from Group C:
Women in Asia
Contemporary Issues in Gender and Development
Management in Non-Government Organisations
Critical Systems Thinking and Practice
And other elective topics as listed in Group B of the Graduate Diploma
Other topics with permission of the Director of Studies, including core and applied topics that have not been completed.
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;
* the program must be completed within twelve consecutive semesters.