Politics and International Relations

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Politics and International Relations

This major is only available to students enrolled in the Politics and International Relations degree.

Politics and International Relations stream

The Politics and International Relations stream consists of:
(i) A 120 credit point program in Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations program

This program is only available to students enrolled in the Politics and International Relations stream.
Achievement of the program in Politics and International Relations requires 120 credit points from this table including:
(i) A 48 credit points major in Politics and International Relations
(ii) A minimum of 18 credit points of stream-specific units
(iii) A minimum of 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iv) Completion of either Honours or advanced coursework, or, for students in the stream only, an internship
* Students who exit after 144 credit points receive either a Bachelor of Arts (Politics, International Relations).

Politics and International Relations major

This major is only available to students enrolled in the Politics and International Relations stream.
A major in Politics and International Relations requires 48 credit points, including:
(i) A minimum of 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) A minimum of 18 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) A minimum of 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisplinary Project units
(iv) A minimum of 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Stream-specific units of study

GOVT1601
Contemp Issues in Pols and Int Relations I
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT2901
Contemp Issues in Pols and Int Relations II
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT and a minimum of 36 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3601
Essential Texts in Politics and IR
6    P 24 credit points at 2000-level in the Politics and International Relations stream, including GOVT2901 and a minimum of 78 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2

1000 level units of study

Core

GOVT1621
Introduction to International Relations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT1641
Introduction to Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Selective

GOVT1661
Politics and Popular Culture
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

Core
GOVT2921
Intermediate International Relations
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT and a minimum of 36 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT2941
Making Policy in Political Context
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT and a minimum of 36 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT2991
Political Analysis
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT and a minimum of 36 credit points
N GOVT2091
Semester 1
Semester 2

3000 level units of study

Interdisciplinary project unit of study
GOVT3898
Industry and Community Project
6    P Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3900
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective
GOVT3901
Digital Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT3980
Democracy and Dictatorship
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3984
Policy and Politics of Governing Cities
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT3986
Gender, Security and Human Rights
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2336
Semester 2
GOVT3987
Comparative Public Sector Management
6    P 12 credit points in Politics or 12 credit points in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2557
Semester 1
GOVT3988
Globalisation, Governance and the State
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2440
Semester 1
GOVT3989
Divided Societies
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2412 or GOVT2442
Semester 2
GOVT3990
Islam and Democracy in the Muslim World
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2774
Semester 1
GOVT3993
Power
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT3991
Semester 1
GOVT3996
Science, Tech and International Security
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2618
Semester 1
GOVT3997
Parliament and Democracy
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 2
GOVT3998
Aboriginal and TSI Politics and Policy
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indigenous Studies or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 2
GOVT3999
Terrorism and Organised Crime
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT3622
Politics of Intl Economic Relations
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2221 or GOVT2201
Semester 1
GOVT3623
Non-state Actors in Global Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 2
GOVT3625
Global Health, Politics and Security
6      Semester 1
GOVT3631
Politics of the Global South
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the International Relations major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Politics and International Relations stream
Semester 1
GOVT3641
Government, Business and Society
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2558
Semester 2
GOVT3643
Emotions and Public Policy
6    N GOVT2015
Semester 1
GOVT3644
Political Campaigning
6      Semester 1
GOVT3652
Environmental Politics in Australia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2614
Semester 1
GOVT3653
The Australian Political Party System
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2114 or GOVT2104
Semester 1
GOVT3654
Capitalism and Democracy in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2611 or GOVT2411
Semester 2
GOVT3661
Politics of the Pacific region
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3664
Key Concepts in Political Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT2616
Semester 2
GOVT3665
Collateral Damage and The Cost of Conflict
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT3671
Australian Foreign and Security Policy
6    N GOVT2116 or GOVT2106
Semester 2
GOVT3672
American Politics and Foreign Policy
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in GOVTor 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
N GOVT2405 or GOVT2445
Semester 1

Honours

The Honours track in Politics & International Relations requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 4000-level core seminar units
(ii) 6 credit points of 4000-level selective seminar units
(iii) 36 credit points of 4000-level core Honours thesis units

Honours core seminar units of study

GOVT4111
Research Methods and Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT4113
Topics in Politics
6      Semester 1

Honours selective seminar units of study

GOVT4112
Topics in International Relations
6      Semester 1
GOVT4113
Topics in Politics
6      Semester 1

Honours thesis units of study

GOVT4114
Govt and Int Relations Honours Thesis 1
12      Semester 1
GOVT4115
Govt and Int Relations Honours Thesis 2
24      Semester 2

Advanced coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Politics and International Relations are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.

Internship

Available to students in the Politics and International Relations Program only.
An internship in Politics & International Relations requires 48 credit points from this table including:
48 credit points of internship will be included in the table for 2020.