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Politics and International Relations Minor 

Politics and International relations address some of the most important and contentious issues facing humanity. Students will examine the ideas, structures and processes that drive politics at both the national and international level. Emphasis is placed on assisting students understand the nature of contemporary political challenges and the role of political leadership, the media, corporate interests, public opinion and grassroots political movements in framing and addressing these challenges.  While the focus is global, thematic and interdisciplinary, specialist units are offered in Australian, American and Chinese politics. The course offers students the opportunity to build links between politics and history through units on the rise to power of Hitler and Stalin, and America during the Cold War. A minor in politics is useful for a wide range of careers including the public service, journalism, teaching, policy/research positions with political parties, and with national and international non-government agencies.

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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Select one unit (15 credit points) from the following:
POL1103 Modern Political Thought 15
POL1104 Foundations of Politics and Government 15
POL1105 Introduction to International Relations: The World into the 21st Century 15
Plus select three units (45 credit points) from the following:
HIS3101 Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
HIS3106 The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary 15
JOU2107 Political Journalism 15
POL3103 Terrorism 15
POL3106 Public Policy: Shaping Nations 15
POL3109 China: The Rise of a Global Power 15
POL3110 Global Politics and the Environment 15
POL3122 Contemporary America: Government, Economy and Society 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: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012