Politics and International Relations

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

Politics and International Relations

The Politics and International Relations stream within the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies requires a maximum of 120 credit points from this table including:
(i) 120 credit points program in Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations program

Achievement of the program in Politics and International Relations requires the completion 120 credit points from the Politics and International Relations tables including:
(i) a 48 credit point major in Politics and International Relations
(ii) 18 credit points of stream-specific units
(iii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iv) 48 credit points of either Honours or Advanced Coursework in Politics and International Relations.
* Students who exit after 144 credit points receive a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations).

Politics and International Relations major*

A major in Politics and International Relations requires 48 credit points, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units
(iv) a minimum of 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units
*This major is only available and awarded to students who are eligible to withdraw from the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations) stream after 3 years of study (144 credit points), exiting with a Politics and International Relations major.

1000-level units of study

Stream-specific

GOVT1601
Contemp Issues in Pols and Int Relations I
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Major 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

Stream-specific
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
Major 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

Stream-specific
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 2
Interdisciplinary project unit of study
If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
GOVT3900
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3898
Industry and Community Project
6    C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective
GOVT3622
Politics of Intl Economic Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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 2
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 2
GOVT3651
Politics of China
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 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 1
GOVT3655
Latin American Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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
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 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History and Philosophy of Science 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 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
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 2
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

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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

This unit of study is not available in 2021

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
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