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Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
1, 2
Course delivery methods
Social studies, Historical & philosophical studies
Master's Program in International Public Policy
Master's Program in International Area Studies
Tsukuba Campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
October - December
Weekday and Period
Course Number

Southeast Asia and Oceanian Economics II-A University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

This course is mainly for graduate students in international public policies/area studies who like to specilise in southeast asian economics/studies.The course gives non-technical economic perspective of different topics particularly relevant to the contemporary development of southeast asian economies including economics of Covid-19 outbreak. Students need to partcipate actively in the class, participate in the discussion, submit a term paper and appear at a short exam at the end of the course.

Learning Achievement

The students will develop their non-technical economic perspective of different topics particularly relevant to the contemporary
development of southesat asian economies.


(1) General competences: communicative ability, critical and creative thinking skills, data and information literacy, broad perspective and internationalism, collaborative, independent & autonomous skills

(2) Specialized competences: understanding international development, analytical skills on international development, ability of logical expression on international development.

Course prerequisites

- No prerequisite.
- All students who want to enroll in this class with credit must come to the first and second class. Once registered for a course, a student may withdraw from the course without penalty by notifying the instructor before the third class of the course.
- Attendance will be recorded. Absence without notice may cause failing grade.

Grading Philosophy

Tentatively, the grading structure will be below (subject to minor changes after discussing with the students at the end):
Individual class quiz/performance/presentation: 30%
Term paper:35%
Final Eaxm:35%

Course schedule

Course introduction will be given in the first class and detail syllabus will be distributed on this date.At the end of every lecture, several seminer style discussion questions will be introduced that need to be discussed by the students in the following class.
Syllabus and Introduction to SEACs:
- Diversity, commonality and transition.
- Economic Trends and Prospects in SEACs
Dynamics of agricultural transformation and natural resource base
Contempoary economics: EAM, 1997 Asain Crisis and 2008 GFC
GPS, trade, Industrialization and Foreign direct Investments
Middle Income Trap: Skills, education and migration
Infrastructure and land use competition
Climate Change and Green Financing
Poverty, inequality and targeted policies
SDGs, Covid 19 outbreak and challeges for SEACs
Course Review for the exam and term paper
Submission of Term Paper
Final exam and course Evaluation

Course type


Online Course Requirement


Mohammad Malek Abdul

Other information

The course will be conducted online using MS teams (simultaneous interactive type)

Final exam will be face to face.

Site for Inquiry

Link to the syllabus provided by the university