China: Emergence, Implications & Challenges

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    China: Emergence, Implications & Challenges

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ECON1010 + ECON1020

    This course requires additional faculty approval for entry.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    After a long period of relative decline, China's economy is once again on the ascendency. China has already taken over from Japan as the engine of growth in an increasingly prosperous East Asian region. China's economic emergence has far-reaching implications and presents immense challenges both within China and abroad. By covering the nature of China's emergence and the consequent implications and challenges, this course provides students with a thorough understanding of China's contemporary economy.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. Explain and critically discuss the policies that have led to China's economic emergence
    2. Critically discuss China's economic interactions with the rest of the world through trade and investment
    3. Critically discuss the Australia-China economic relationship.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours
    Mid-semester exam
    Type: Exam - Mid Semester During Class
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2
    Due Date: Mid-Semester
    Weight: 40%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Format: Multiple-choice, Short answer
    Task Description: The mid-semester exam will consist of 20 multiple choice questions (MCQs) worth 1 mark each and 2 short-answer questions worth 10 marks each.
    Final Exam
    Type: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3
    Due Date: Examination Period
    Weight: 60%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 120 minutes
    Format: Multiple-choice, Short answer
    Task Description: The final exam will consist of MCQs and short answer questions. There will be a distinct emphasis on the course material NOT covered in the mid-semester exam.

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