• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code ASPP-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Asia-Pacific Politics Minor


The ANU is a world-leading centre for advanced research on the politics of Asia and the Pacific. This minor introduces students to the politics of the region and to the study of comparative politics. The minor provides opportunities for students to learn about the politics of China, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Northeast Asia, and the Pacific and the region as a whole. An Asia-Pacific politics minor provides students with a basic foundation and conceptual toolkit for further study and future careers.

Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major, whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

Relevant Degrees

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA1035 Introduction to Asian Politics 6
ASIA2065 Asia’s Changing Politics in Comparative Perspective 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA1999 The Origins of Political Order in Asia 6
ASIA2026 The Politics of China 6
ASIA2031 Japanese Politics 6
ASIA2039 Burma/Myanmar - a Country in Crisis 6
ASIA2049 Politics and Society in Contemporary Korea 6
  ASIA 2070: Democracy in Southeast Asia
  ASIA 2090: Study Tour: Pol Econ Myanmar
ASIA2096 North Korea: History, Culture, Politics 6
  ASIA 2109: Politics of South Asia
ASIA2516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development 6
  ASIA 3014: Southeast Asian Frontiers
POLS2055 Pacific Politics 6
POLS2069 Politics in Russia 6
  POLS 2070: Politics in Central Asia
INTR3002 Global Governance in the Asia-Pacific 6
ASIA2222 Taiwanese Society and Politics 6
PASI2030 Study Tour: Regional Policymaking for Pacific Development 6
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