Politics

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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
GOVT2112
Modern Political Thought

This unit of study is not available in 2022

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
GOVT2119
Southeast Asian 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 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies
Semester 1
GOVT2228
Environmental Politics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Politics or International Relations or Politics and International Relations or Environmental Studies majors
N GOVT2208
Semester 1
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

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    P (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) or (6 Junior credit points in Philosophy and ANHS1600)
N PHIL2514 or PHIL3514
Semester 1
USSC2602
US Politics: Race, Power, Polarisation
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations
N USSC1602
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
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
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 2
GOVT3655
Latin American Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2022

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
GOVT3671
Australian Foreign and Security Policy
6    N GOVT2116 or GOVT2106
Semester 1
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
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
GOVT3987
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 2
GOVT3989
Divided Societies

This unit of study is not available in 2022

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
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

This unit of study is not available in 2022

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
PHIL3613
Philosophy of Human Rights
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations
Semester 1
USSC3601
Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics
Semester 1

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.
FASS3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3900
Interdisciplinary Impact

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT3898
Industry and Community Project
6    P 72 credit points
C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2