Bachelor of Arts

Political and International Studies

Program of Study Credit Points
Prescribed Units for this Minor, Major or Extended Major
Complete the following units:
12 cps
Unit Code Unit Title Unit cps  
PAIS101 Beyond Lies and Spin: Why Politics Matters 6  
PAIS103 International Relations: An Australian Perspective 6  
Prescribed Units for this Major or Extended Major
Complete the following units:
12 cps
PAIS302 Political Ideologies 6  
PAIS314 21st Century International Relations 6  
Listed Units for this Minor, Major or Extended Major
Minor - complete 12 credit points from the following units:
Major - complete 18 or 24 credit points from the following units:
Extended major - complete 42 or 48 credit points from the following units:

12 cps or
18 or 24 cps or
42 or 48 cps
PAIS302 Political Ideologies 6  
PAIS306 Avoid Economic Deception: Study Political Economy 6  
PAIS308 Modern Political Thinkers 6  
PAIS314 21st Century International Relations 6  
PAIS315 Contemporary Challenges to Global Security 6  
PAIS316 Paradise Lost? Governance in the Pacific 6  
PAIS318 Australia's Relations with Asia 6  
PAIS320 Classical Political Thinkers 6  
PAIS352 International Human Rights 6  
PAIS361 Sex, Crime and Corruption 6  
PAIS363 Women, Family and the State in Asia 6  
PAIS365 Politics and the Environment: Intersecting Crises 6  
PAIS370 Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics 6  
PAIS375 Mass Media and Politics 6  
PAIS380 Dragon in Chains? Contemporary Chinese Politics 6  
PAIS390 Politics in the Developing World 6  
With permission of the Head of School, candidates may complete the following unit towards this Major or Extended Major: 0-6 cps
HUMS301 Special Option 6  
Course Requirements 72 or 96 or 120 cps
To achieve an overall total of 144 credit points candidates must complete:
If candidates have completed a Minor - a further 120 credit points comprising 12 credit points of Core Units; and a Major of 48-60 credit points; and Elective Units of 48-60 credit points.
If candidates have completed a Major - a further 96 credit points comprising 12 credit points of Core Units; and a Minor of 24 credit points; and Elective Units of 60 credit points.
If candidates have completed an Extended Major - a further 72 credit points comprising 12 credit points of Core Units; and Elective Units of 60 credit points.
Elective Units can be selected from any unit offered by the University subject to candidates meeting overall course requirements and prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units.
 
Total 144 cps

Note for students contemplating studying Honours in Political and International Studies:
The entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political and International Studies is a GPA of 5.0 (Credit) in all units completed in a Bachelor of Arts. In addition, a candidate for Political and International Studies honours in the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree shall have passed 60 credit points in Political and International Studies, including 18 credit points at Distinction level or better at 300-level from these units.

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