Bachelor of Arts

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Politics and Policy Studies - unit set code MJ-A000005

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (Online)

In Politics and Policy Studies, students will examine issues of power and authority through studies of policy, institutions and political movements. Students will also be introduced to the political values, ideas and ideologies that orient political action. Throughout the sequence of units, students will be encouraged to understand contemporary political problems at local, national and global levels. Key themes include democracy, citizenship, globalisation, risk, environment, gender and religion. Our units are intended to encourage student to make better sense of the world in which they live and understand the current social and political challenges they face. Central is a concern to understand how Australian and global institutions ought to respond to complex policy problems in an era of globalisation and rapid change.

On successful completion of the Politics and Policy Studies sequence, students should have the skills and capacities to:

  • comprehend and critically analyse political issues and policy debates
  • identify, understand and analyse political ideas and arguments
  • understand and explain the principles that inform political action at local, national and global levels
  • understand the organisation of government in Australia and other countries
  • apply key political concepts to contemporary debates and policy issues
  • communicate clearly, in written and oral form, about political issues and policy options.

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIP107Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Trimester 3: Cloud (Online)

AIP116Unit description is currently unavailable

Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1
AIE255Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP205Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP230Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP398Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR205Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

AIP204Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP207Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP246Unit description is currently unavailable ^

AIP307Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

AIP345Unit description is currently unavailable [2 credit points]*

*AIP345 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

^ AIP246 not offered in 2014.

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