• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Minor code POLT-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Political Theory Minor

Political Science is the study of human relationships that involve power, rule or authority.  It is about how societies govern themselves and how societies ought to be governed.  It is about the political behaviour of individuals and groups that occurs in all societies. This minor in Political Theory has two elements. The first concerns the normative basis of politics or how societies ought to be governed and includes consideration of political values, norms and ideologies. The second is concerned with different methodological approaches to the study of politics. 


Learning outcomes

Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the nature of political norms, institutions, behaviour and economy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major political values, norms and ideologies.
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of particular political values, norms and ideologies and/or one or more methodological approaches to the study to politics.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
POLS2119 Ideas in Politics 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
PHIL2065 Politics and Rights 6
PHIL2115 Political Philosophy from Hobbes to Mill 6
  POLS 2061: Classical Marxism
POLS2063 Contemporary Political Theory 6
POLS2064 Global Social Movements 6
  POLS 2076: Frankfurt School
  POLS 2092: Fascism and Antifascism
POLS2096 Genocide Studies 6
POLS2100 Genocide - Post 1945 6
POLS2102 The Political Philosophy of Deception 6
POLS2120 Foundations of Political Theory 6
POLS2125 Game Theory and Social Sciences 6
POLS2126 Democracy: Its Causes and Consequences 6
SOCY2038 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods 6
SOCY2043 Qualitative Research Methods 6
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