• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Minor code APOL-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Australian Politics 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.  It is about those who have political power in society and those who do not. This specialized minor will consider these issues in the context of Australia and provide students with the opportunity to examine in more detail the nature of Australian Politics. Upon completion of a Bachelor Degree with a minor in Australian Politics, graduates will be able to:


Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of political institutions and the workings of government in Australia.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of broader social and political forces influencing government in Australia.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
HIST2227 Australian Political History 6
POLS2009 Bureaucracy and Public Policy 6
POLS2043 Pressure Groups and Political Lobbying 6
POLS2104 Media Politics: Political leaders, media moguls, journalists and audiences. 6
POLS2105 Political Leadership and Executive Government 6
POLS2111 Elections, Political Behaviour and Public Opinion in Australia 6
POLS2114 Australian Political Institutions 6
POLS2121 Ideas in Australian Politics 6
POLS3001 Foreign Policy Analysis 6
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