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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25. No. 11. 1962

New Diploma In Tropical Studies

New Diploma In Tropical Studies

A valuable addition to the academic range of our university is the new diploma for Tropical Stud It is a two-year course for full-timers, but is available to part-timers. Options have been selected from many departments and Tropical Societies with in the university,

Dr. Palmier, Associate Professor the Asian Studies Department, plied further information. The various fields it will cover are implied by the content. Asian Studies 2 and 3, history papers on modern colonial policies and modern India, and the geography of China India will be two others. The economics tropical areas is another important option.

The diploma is available only to people with a degree, or whose maturity and experience in the field would make their studies worthwhile. It is essentially a "post-graduate academic" course.

Professor Palmier stressed that the course was an academic one. However, he said that the general principles of the Diploma would be useful to people concerned with the development of trade between N Zealand and the tropical areas, and that this trade could be a valuable addition to our economy. Political and trade relations could be thus improved, and the New Zealand dependencies in the Pacific could benefit equally.