Politics

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

Politics

Major

A major in Politics requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units*
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units**
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Politics requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units*
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units**
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
*1000-level and 2000-level selective units can replace 1000- level core units where those units have already been completed in another major.
**2000-level selective units can replace 2000-level core units where those units have already been completed in another major.

1000-level units of study

Core
GOVT1641
Introduction to Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT1621
Introduction to International Relations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective
GOVT1661
Politics and Popular Culture
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
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
Selective
GOVT2111
Human Rights and Australian Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations or Socio-legal studies
N GOVT2101
Semester 2
GOVT2112
Modern Political Thought
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or International Relations or 12 credit points in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT2117
Comparative Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
N GOVT1107
Semester 2
GOVT2119
Southeast Asia: Dilemmas of Development
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
N GOVT2109
Semester 2
GOVT2120
New Zealand and Pacific Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
Semester 1
GOVT2228
Environmental Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Politics or International Relations or Government and International Relations or Environmental Studies majors
N GOVT2208
Semester 2
GOVT2603
Media Politics and Political Communication
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations
Semester 2
PHIL2634
Democratic Theory
6    P (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (6 Junior credit points in Philosophy and ANHS1600)
N PHIL2514 or PHIL3514
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Selective
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
GOVT3651
Politics of China

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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 GOVT2424 or GOVT2402
Semester 2
GOVT3652
Environmental Politics in Australia

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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
GOVT3655
Latin American 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
N GOVT2013
Semester 1
GOVT3661
Politics of the Pacific region

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3664
Key Concepts in Political Thought

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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
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 GOVT or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
N GOVT2405 or GOVT2445
Semester 2
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 2
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 2
GOVT3984
Policy and Politics of Governing Cities

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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
GOVT3987
Comparative Public Sector Management

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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
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 1
GOVT3990
Islam and Democracy in the Muslim World

This unit of study is not available in 2020

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
GOVT3995
Politics and Environment: Current Issues
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 GOVT2615
Semester 2
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
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September
USSC3601
Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.
6    P (12 Senior credit points and USSC2602) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Semester 1

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

Where this major is being completed as a first major towards a degree, students should ensure that the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study is undertaken.
Where this major is being completed as a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences towards a degree, the Industry and Community Project unit of study is the appropriate unit to select.
GOVT3900
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3898
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2