In the twenty-first century, political decisions and actions taken by individuals, groups, organisations and governments are increasingly global in their impact.
Studying Australian and Global politics will enable you to understand and reflect on contemporary national and international political issues, crises, and the forces that shape them.
The study offers you the opportunity to engage with key political, social and economic issues, to understand and critique power and influence, to become more informed citizens, voters and participants in your local, national and global communities.
Are you interested in discussing questions such as:
• Are human rights universal ?
• What is a global issue ?
• What is politics?
• What makes a good global citizen ?
• What is state sovereignty ?
• Do your views align with the national interest ?
• Who shapes the Australian political agenda?
• Is terrorism Australia’s biggest threat ?
• What do you think is the greatest threat to future global stability ?
• How do states attempt to resolve issues?
• What are the barriers to global justice ?
• Do you think there is a link between climate change and world conflict?
Australian & Global Politics Units 1 & 2
Role and function of the media
Role of Government
International issues & relationships
Global Politics Units 3 & 4
Role of the State
Studying Australian and Global Politics develops many highly sought after skills that are valuable in the pursuit of an interesting career.
They include reading and analysis, understanding and analysing different perspectives, the ability to evaluate and argue, independent and critical thinking, and a high level of written communication.
Careers opportunities include working as a: lawyer, social commentator, journalis,t activist, economist, investigator, academic, lobbyist, policy maker, social justice advocate, politician, researcher, school teacher, advisor, social media campaigner, travel writer, university lecturer, diplomat.