Politics and IR - POLSG23961

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of Social Sciences

Contact: School of Social Sciences

Program: 3961 - Engineering (Honours) / Arts


Bachelor of Arts (Minor)

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Stream Outline

The study of Politics and International Relations focuses on the workings of government and global politics, and will help you understand the most pressing challenges facing the world today, including peace and security, climate change, development, human rights, governance and inequality. The solutions to many national and global problems are often intricately connected with regional and global processes, structures, mechanisms, forces, interests, customs and institutions. Knowing how to identify these solutions, their context and histories, is often challenging, frequently rewarding, and always interesting. A minor stream in Politics and International Relations will give you insight into the complex relationships between state and non-state actors, individuals and organisations in national and international contexts, and you will learn how to think critically about the nature of power in contemporary and historical perspective.

Stream Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this minor stream, you will be able to:
  • Interpret key concepts, theoretical perspectives, and the evolution of the study of politics in national and international contexts in connection with historical, economics, philosophical and social perspectives
  • Identify the foundations of political institutions and actors in national and international contexts
  • Identify the effects of significant historical and contemporary political events and actors in national and international contexts

Stream Structure

If you wish to gain a minor in Politics and International Relations, you must complete 24 units of credit including 12 UOC at Level 1 and 12 UOC at Level 2.

Level 1

You must complete 12 UOC of the following courses:

Level 2

You must complete 6 UOC of the following courses:
And you must complete 6 UOC of the following courses:
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