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Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts

Major In Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations address some of the most important and contentious issues facing humanity. Students of this major will 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.

This major offers students the opportunity to build links between politics and history through units on the rise to power of Hitler and Stalin and America during the Cold War.

A major in politics 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.

Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)

This major will become progressively available online from 2014 onwards. Students commencing study in this major and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units on campus.

Related careers

Teacher, Research/Policy Officer, Journalist, State/Federal Member of Parliament Employee, Diplomatic Servant

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 2, 2014 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

Politics and International relations address some of the most important and contentious issues facing humanity. Students will examine the ideas, structures and processes that drive politics at both the national and international level. Emphasis is placed on assisting students 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 course offers students the opportunity to build links between politics and history through units on the rise to power of Hitler and Stalin, and America during the Cold War. A Major in politics 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.



UnitDescription Points
Select two units (30 credit points) from the following:
POL1103Modern Political Thought 15
POL1104Foundations of Politics and Government 15
POL1105Introduction to International Relations: The World into the 21st Century 15
Plus select six units (90 credit points) from the following:
HIS3101Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
HIS3106The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary 15
JOU2107Political Journalism 15
POL2103Terrorism 15
POL2130Themes in Global Politics 15
POL3106Public Policy: Shaping Nations 15
POL3109China: The Rise of a Global Power 15
POL3110Global Politics and the Environment 15
POL3122Contemporary America: Government, Economy and Society 15
POL3124Hitler and Stalin: Studies in Power, Ideology and Propaganda 15
POL2127Australian Government 15
POL3133Visionaries, Warmongers and Protesters: American Political History Through Film (1950-1975) 15
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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