This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.
Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Arts of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Political studies is a broad area of study that tends to overlap with all the other major social science disciplines. It is an excellent discipline for learning about the interrelationships in the human world, and for acquiring a diverse range of interpretive, analytic and synthetic (especially conceptual) skills. The discipline is engaged in critical debates about resource allocation, decision-making, social behaviour and political action, the management or resolution of conflict, power struggles, ideologies and political movements, and the nature of the government and the state, including relations between states. The study of politics is ultimately concerned with important questions about the nature of power and authority, with the relationship between theory and practice, and with trying to understand the nature of social existence and the conditions needed for establishing more desirable forms of human community.
Political studies is offered in the Bachelor of Social Science at Monash South Africa as a major, extended major, or minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minor.
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited to the major at level 3.
No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 30 points must be at level 3.
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Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*
Students in other single bachelor’s degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.
* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.