Politics and policy studies major
In Politics and Policy Studies, students will examine issues of power and authority through studies of policy, institutions and political movements.
|Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees|
|Bachelor of Arts||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Master of Arts||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
|Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy||Course information for:||Local Students||International Students|
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Students will 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.
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In this major sequence, you will explore our role as citizens in the Australian community and the nature of diverse ideologies. The course focuses on economic, social, health, environmental, and media policy along with the politics of India, Europe, the US, China, Indonesia and the Middle East. Third-year students have the opportunity to further develop their skills by undertaking an internship.