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Politics and Government Major  

The Politics and Government major gives students the opportunity to consider and evaluate complex problems on subjects ranging from Australian Government to Contemporary American politics to South East Asian politics. The program offers students a wide variety of subjects, giving them a chance to read significant historical and philosophical texts on politics, consider the role of propaganda in political debate and examine the many impacts on modern political practice, including electoral systems, the media and the role of globalisation. An understanding of politics and government will help students into a wide variety of careers, including: the media, the public service (state and commonwealth) and various areas of foreign affairs.


The Major in Politics and Government comprises 120 credit points (eight (8) units) selected from the units listed below, with no more than 30 credit points (two (2) units) at Level One and no less than 45 credit points (three (3) units) at Level Three.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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POL1103 Modern Political Thought 15
POL1104 Foundations of Politics and Government 15
HIS3101 Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
HIS3136 History and Politics of Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Rim 15
ICS3000 Terrorism 15
PHR3121 Social and Political Philosophy 15
POL3105 International Relations in the South East Asian Region 15
POL3106 Public Policy: Shaping Nations 15
POL3107 Special Topics in Politics 15
POL3122 Contemporary America: Government, Economy and Society 15
POL3123 Debate and Decision in Australian Politics 15
POL3124 Hitler and Stalin: Studies in Power, Ideology and Propaganda 15
POL3127 Australian Government 15
POL3130 Themes in Global Politics 15
POL3133 Visionaries, Warmongers and Protesters: American Political History Through Film (1950-1975) 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009