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Global Politics and Policy


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Title Global Politics and Policy
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Availability Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal)
Description The Global Politics and Policy major is for students who want to actively participate in shaping the local and global forces that affect political institutions and the policies they produce. This major will enable students to take up effective roles in local, state, national and international political institutions by developing their deep understanding of how local and global forces affect political institutions, and encouraging them to apply their knowledge to real-world political and policy issues.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Major Learning Outcomes [1] Demonstrate substantive knowledge of a variety of conceptual approaches to analysing and explaining the local and global forces that affect political institutions and the policies they produce.
[2] Examine issues in and theories of global politics and public policy-making and apply these theories to develop policy recommendations to address political issues.
[3] Construct evidence-based arguments with respect to the local and global forces that affect political institutions and the policies they produce.
[4] Clearly and persuasively communicate concepts, problems and arguments in the disciplines of Political Science and Public Policy.
[5] Demonstrate the capacity to think across cultures and contexts in discussing and debating complex issues in global politics and public policy-making.
[6] Apply innovative and imaginative approaches to the application of knowledge and skills to a range of practical tasks and experiences associated with identifying the local and global forces that affect political institutions and the policies they produce.
[7] Undertake self-directed research projects.
Employment Prospects Working as or Advising Ministers, Members of Parliament, Officeholders in Political Parties, Political Candidates, Lobbying, Policymaking, Policy Consultancies (public and private), Aid and Non-governmental Organisations
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Major Structure - 24 credit points

Required Units - 24 credit points

POL133 Politics, Power and Policy - 3 points

POL161 Understanding International Politics - 3 points

POL228 Democracy, Dictatorship and Capitalism - 3 points

POL246 Public Policy Analysis - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

POL298 International Political Economy - 3 points
Not available this year

POL331 Australian Democracy in Doubt - 3 points

POL332 Administering Global Governance and Global Business - 3 points

POL341 Global Politics and Policy Research Paper - 3 points

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