promotes ASEAN awareness via online syllabi
University Network (AUN) Executive Director Supachai Yavaprabhas
called on AUN members, among them De La Salle University-Manila,
to introduce the ASEAN Studies Program in their course
invited university presidents to refer to the syllabi on ASEAN
Studies now available online, via the special website http://aunvirtualu.dlsu.edu.ph
hosted by DLSU, the Philippines’ representative school to
AUN. The syllabi were developed to provide a common curriculum
to facilitate the exchange of students and faculty.
by content specialists from several ASEAN member countries,
the syllabi cover six core courses that promote awareness
and understanding of the history, as well as the economic,
functional, and cultural activities and external relations
of the ASEAN as an organization.
course on ASEAN Economic Cooperation will chronicle the evolution
of the ASEAN as an economic organization and describe and
analyze its major programs of both intra and extra-ASEAN economic
cooperation. It will study and assess the strengths and weaknesses
of the ASEAN as an economic entity, including the prospects
for its development.
course, the ASEAN Functional Cooperation, will discuss the
implications, possibilities, and limitations of functional
cooperation among ASEAN members. The thematic content each
week will look at a range of related issues and concerns on
cooperation, such as international and regional discourses,
science and technology, environment, culture and information,
social development, drugs and narcotics control, civil service
matters, and a united ASEAN.
and Regional Organizations in Southeast Asia will offer a
comparative study of the process of regionalism and regional
organizations in Southeast Asia and Europe. A comparative
approach is required to capture different perspectives on
regionalism to equip students with an in-depth understanding
of the dynamics of regional development against an international
the same time, the course on ASEAN: Institutional Structure
and Decision-Making will give a comprehensive view of how
the ASEAN works as an international-regional organization.
The course seeks to deepen understanding of the problems and
dilemma facing the ASEAN, especially those related to its
institutional structure and decision-making process. It also
seeks to examine the possibility of improving the ASEAN’s
performance by reforming its organizational structure.
course on Political and Security Cooperation in ASEAN will
emphasize the importance of politics and elite cooperation
as an important ingredient for a successful region of stability
and harmony that will in turn support economic development.
Common policies adopted to enhance multilateral cooperation
for peace and stability will be studied. Bilateral and multilateral
security cooperation will also be considered, taking into
account the broader definitions of security rather than mere
military threats to governing regimes.
External Relations will cover the external linkages of ASEAN.
An in-depth study of ASEAN’s external relations will provide
insights on the efforts of ASEAN countries to strengthen their
collective international influence.