OGP105 Introduction to Vietnam is a course that discusses the political and economic developments of Vietnam. It introduces unique features of Vietnam from various perspectives, namely socio-cultural, historical, geographical and commercial. It also examines THES (technology, health, environment, and security) trends in Vietnam as the emerging parameters of development and sustainability. In addition, the course investigates and identifies some key determinants of Vietnam’s growth that offer opportunities and challenges to businesses and foreign direct investors, and facilitate its integration with ASEAN member countries. This course adopts an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the major disciplines of history, politics, policy, economics, development studies, management and cultural studies. Overall, this course provides insights to Vietnam and seeks to shed light on how Vietnam could better position itself in the dynamic geo-political circumstances and the current economic situations.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.