OGP103 Introduction to ASEAN is an online course that frames political-economic interests, US-China relations, information technology, and HES trends as the emerging parameters of commercial practices in the region. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates the major disciplines of history, political economy, area studies, diasporic studies, and East Asian studies. In analysing the integration and evolution of ASEAN10 as it grapples with new threats in HES, the US-China trade war, the Chinese belt-and-road initiative, and other long-standing socio-cultural differences, this course seeks to shed light on how, despite its diversity, ASEAN continues to search for a common path that could better position itself in dynamic geo-political circumstances.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: - Learning is done ENTIRELY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. There are no face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus. To be confirmed