• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Minor code APOL-MIN

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 specialised 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; and
  2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of broader social and political forces influencing government in Australia.

Relevant Degrees

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

HIST2227 - Australian Political History (6 units)

POLS2009 - Bureaucracy Politics and Power (6 units)

POLS2043 - Pressure Groups and Political Lobbying (6 units)

POLS2104 - Media Politics: Political leaders, media moguls, journalists and audiences. (6 units)

POLS2105 - Political Leadership and Executive Government (6 units)

POLS2111 - Elections, Political Behaviour and Public Opinion in Australia (6 units)

POLS2114 - Australian Political Institutions (6 units)

POLS2121 - Ideas in Australian Politics (6 units)

POLS3001 - Australian Foreign Policy: Australia's Foreign Wars (6 units)

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