Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Year and Campus:||2010 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 24 months part time.|
CoordinatorProfessor Robyn Eckersley
ContactArts & Music Student Centre
NOTE: This course is in phase-out mode and is no longer accepting applications for admisssion.Current students needing assistance with course planning for completion of the course requirments should contact the Arts & Music Student Centre.
The political science program at the University of Melbourne is a large and diverse teaching program offering subjects in theoretical and applied areas of inquiry. It offers a range of popular internship schemes in the Victorian Parliament and public, community and private sector agencies.
The political science program concentrates on providing practical experience and teaching the range of skills and theoretical approaches adopted in political analysis. Heightened personal awareness, self-confidence and a firm grasp of specific knowledge are some of the principal benefits available to students of politics. The School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology has a strong research profile and students will work with nationally and internationally recognised teaching staff. Students have the opportunity to spend semesters at European, American and Asian universities and are provided with an articulated structure of higher degree study options to further their interests and knowledge in the discipline. A variety of career pathways are available to students of political science that draw on the analytical and research knowledge gained in this area of study.
The study of political science helps in gaining an understanding of the major social and political issues that dominate the local and international agenda. Political science is the study of how individuals and groups exercise or resist forces of power and influence. It deals with phenomena ranging from the construction of political self-identity and political allegiance to how local, national and international communities deal with cooperation, conflict and dissent.
|Objectives:||Refer to http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2008/105-AA|
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Students continuing in this course should refer to the course structure in the University Handbook for the year they commenced the Diploma.
All pre-2008 Handbooks can be found -https://psc.unimelb.edu.au/
Students should refer to the same area of study listed in the 2010 listings for the 105-AA Bachelor of Arts (pre2008) - http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/
Current students needing assistance with course planning for completion of the course requirments should contact the Arts & Music Student Centre.
NOTE: This course is in phase-out mode and is no longer accepting applications for admisssion.
|Core Participation Requirements:||The Diploma in Arts requires a standard level of ability across all disciplines. It will be assumed students are able to access and attend classes on a regular basis, are capable of learning in a University environment and will be able to take responsibility for their own learning. Any ability beyond this threshold will be robustly supported through the curriculum. There are no pre-requisites for first year subjects, and any intensive use of IT or technologies will be adequately supported. Certain subjects have more specific requirements and demands, such as fieldwork or travelling, which are clearly outlined in the Handbook's subject description. |
However, the University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. The Faculty Disability Contact Officer works with students, the University Disability Liaison Unit and teaching staff to assist students with their special requirements, with a particular focus on accommodations for in-class and examination assessment tasks. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability.
|Further Study:||Graduate studies in political science at the University of Melbourne is well established with over 100 postgraduate students pursuing PhDs, MAs, postgraduate diplomas and graduate diplomas. The School also offers three coursework masters programs: Master of Public Policy and Management, Master of Social Policy, and Master of International Politics. Further enquiries about postgraduate courses should be directed to the School of Political Science. Criminology and Sociology.|
|Graduate Attributes:||Refer to http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2008/105-AA|
|Generic Skills:||Refer to http://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/view/2008/105-AA|
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