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Co-Major (2020)

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Global Politics and Policy

Title Global Politics and Policy
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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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.
Description The Global Politics and Policy Co-major is for students who want to augment their major with a capacity to contribute to policy-making in the that field in the context of the local and global forces that affect political institutions and the policies they produce. It complements study in all fields, but is particularly suited to students undertaking a major in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies, International Aid and Development, Sustainable Development, Community Development and Criminology.
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Co-Major Structure - 18 credit points

Year 1 - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

POL133 Politics, Power and Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Year 2 - 6 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

POL246 Public Policy Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL298 International Political Economy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Year 3 - 9 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

POL331 Australian Democracy in Doubt - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL332 Administering Global Governance and Global Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL341 Global Politics and Policy Research Paper - 3 points

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