GE2207 - The Asian Century: Exploring the Rise of Asia As a Global Powerhouse

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The Asian century hypothesis suggests that the supporting factors are in place for Asia to be the dominant global storyline of this century.  Some analysts, for example, predict that Asia will produce well over half of global GDP within this century.  The course will engage students in an introductory examination of major patterns for Asian societies to test the Asian century hypothesis.  Students will address three principal research questions i) to what extent are activities in selected issue areas national, regional and global? ii) is Asia coming together in these issue areas, or is it divided? iii) how much does Asia affect the world?

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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