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Examine the ideas, structures and processes that drive politics at both the national and international level.
Emphasis is placed on assisting students to understand the nature of contemporary political challenges and the role of political leadership, the media, corporate interests, public opinion and grassroots political movements in framing and addressing these challenges. While the focus is global, thematic and interdisciplinary, specialist units are offered in Australian, American and Chinese politics. The major offers students the opportunity to build links between politics and history through units covering the rise to power of Hitler and Stalin, and America during the Cold War.
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Students are required to complete 2 units from:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|POL1103 ^||Modern Political Thought||15|
|POL1104 ^||Foundations of Politics and Government||15|
|POL1105 ^||Introduction to International Relations: The World into the 21st Century||15|
|Plus 6 units from:|
|HIS3101 ^||Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice||15|
|HIS3106 ^||The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary||15|
|JOU2107 ^||Political Journalism||15|
|POL2130 ^||Themes in Global Politics||15|
|POL3106 ^||Public Policy: Shaping Nations||15|
|POL3109 ^||China: The Rise of a Global Power||15|
|POL3110 ^||Global Politics and the Environment||15|
|POL3122 ^||Contemporary America: Government, Economy and Society||15|
|POL3124 ^||Hitler and Stalin: Studies in Power, Ideology and Propaganda||15|
|POL2127 ^||Australian Government||15|
|POL3133 ^||Visionaries, Warmongers and Protesters: American Political History Through Film (1950-1975)||15|
^ Core Option
This major is useful for a wide range of careers including the public service, journalism, teaching, policy/research positions with political parties, and with national and international non-government agencies.
Teacher, Research/Policy Officer, Journalist, State/Federal Member of Parliament Employee, Diplomatic Servant
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