Globalisation: The Asia Pacific and Australia - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (40%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Gain an introduction to globalisation, the political economy of the Asia-Pacific and the impact on Australia. The dual effects of globalisation and regionalisation are expected to affect Australia. After introducing you to the concepts of globalisation and the Asia Pacific, the unit covers: Globalisation and Australia; History of Australia's relationship with the region; Globalisation, the state and democracy; Developments in, and the effects of, finance, investment, trade and regional integration and Globalisation, the Asia Pacific and security concerns.

This unit provides a crucial foundation for you if you are going on to study the various business environments of the Asia-Pacific region. The subject aims to show the diversity and the differential impact of globalisation and the Asia-Pacific on Australia. The subject also aims to develop your writing and analytical skills and your ability to make critical judgements on key issues facing Australia in an increasingly globalising and regionalising world.

  • Essay (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Review (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

While there are no set prerequisites for this unit, students will need to have developed the skills to write academic papers at first year university level.

This unit addresses the following topics.

2Defining and understanding globalisation
3Globalisation in historical perspective
4Globalisation, power and global governance
5The rise and rise of Asia
6Economic globalisation and Australia
7Australia and Asia
8Globalisation, security and Australia
9Globalisation, climate change and Australia
10Australia and the future of globalisation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Vulnerable Country: Australia And The Global Economy


    ISBN: 9781742230122


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