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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:
|AIP107||Contemporary Australian Politics (B, G, W, X)|
|AIP116||Modern Political Ideologies (B, G, W, X)|
|AIE255||Middle East Politics (B, G, X)|
|AIP205||Democracy and Citizenship (B, G, X) ***|
|AIP230||Public Policy in Australia (B, G, W, X) *|
|AIP398||Political Leadership (B, G, X)|
|AIR205||The Rise of China (B, G)|
|AIP203||Politics in India ****|
|AIP204||Politics and the Media (B, G, W, X)|
|AIP207||Political Parties and Social Movements (B, G, X)|
|AIP246||European Union: Regional and Global Powerhouse (B, G, X)|
|AIP307||Comparative Politics (B, G, W, X)|
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
|AIP345||Policy Internship (B, G, W, X) [2 credit points]**|
* AIP230 offered at Warrnambool Campus in alternate years 2013, 2015.
** 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.
*** AIP205 offered at Warrnambool Campus in alternate years 2014, 2016.
**** AIP203 is not offered in 2013, re-offered 2014.