Australian Politics: Government and Society

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Politics: Government and Society

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Government, Intercultural Development, International Politics, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Students are introduced to the political ideas and institutions that are central to Australian politics. The subject examines ideas such as individual freedom, freedom of speech, democracy and inequality, and explores their relevance to Australian Politics. Students are also introduced to Australia's major political institutions, including the Parliament, the Prime Minister, the High Court and the Constitution, and to key players including the media.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.