• 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 courses from the following list:

HIST2227 - Australian Political History (6 units)

POLS2009 - Bureaucracy Politics and Power (6 units)

POLS2043 - Pressure Groups and Political Lobbying (6 units)

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

POLS2114 - Australian Political Institutions (6 units)

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

POLS3039 - Political Leadership and Executive Government (6 units)

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

Code Title Units
HIST2227 Australian Political History 6
POLS2009 Bureaucracy, Politics and Power 6
POLS2043 Pressure Groups and Political Lobbying 6
  POLS 2067: Aust Political Parties
  POLS 2081: Religion & Pols in Aust
  POLS 2083: Contem Aust Pol Issues
  POLS 2103: Australian Democracy
  POLS 2104: Media Politics
  POLS 2105: Political Leadership
POLS2111 Elections, Political Behaviour and Public Opinion in Australia 6
POLS2114 Australian Political Institutions 6
  POLS 2116: Class, power and conflict
  POLS 2121: Ideas in Australian Politics
POLS3001 Foreign Policy Analysis 6
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