Politics

ATS1353
Foundations of modern politics

VCE Units 3 and 4 prerequisite study (or concurrent enrolment) - Australian Politics and/or Global Politics

The unit introduces foundational ideas, concepts and power structures associated with the modern state. We examine some of the ideas that have shaped our understanding of the role and function of the modern state and the key institutions that facilitate and operationalise modern governance. We conclude the unit by exploring some of the key debates associated with the future of the modern state.

ATS1945
Australian government and politics

VCE Units 3 and 4 prerequisite study (or concurrent enrolment) -Australian Politics and/or Global Politics

The unit explores the government and politics of the Australian liberal democratic state. It undertakes study of Australia's approach to Westminster governance, the development of the national constitution, the institutions of national government, federal-state relations, the political struggle that occurs between labour and capital to exert influence over the process of government, and the form and nature of Australia's system of representative democracy.

2019 Study locations

  • Monash University, Clayton Campus
  • Monash University, Caulfield Campus

2019 Class times

Please note that students undertaking Extension Studies need to have flexible extracurricular activities as there is no guarantee a uni class will have the same timetable for both semesters. (Eg Your class may run Tuesday afternoon in Semester 1 and Thursday afternoon in Semester 2.)

Students need to be able to fit their other commitments (such as part-time work and sport) around Extension Studies, making Extension a priority.

We will do our best to ensure classes run after school hours, but this may not always be possible. Students are advised of their timetable as soon as it is confirmed so they can organise their personal commitments around their Extension study.

Semester 1 Timetable*:

  • Monash University, Clayton Campus
    • 1 x 1 hour weekly Lecture
      • Tuesday 3pm-4pm (Students are recommended to attend in person or can catch up online)
    • 1 x 1 hour COMPULSORY weekly tutorial
      • Fridays 3pm-4pm OR 4pm-5pm
  • Monash University, Caulfield Campus
    • 1 x 1 hour weekly Lecture
      • Tuesday 10am-11am (Students are recommended to attend in person or can catch up online)
    • 1 x 1 hour COMPULSORY weekly tutorial
      • Tuesday 4pm-5pm

Semester 2 Timetable*: Available in early June, 2019

Students can expect 1 hour lecture (in person or on-line) each week and a compulsory 1 hour tutorial each week.

* Please note timetable is subject to change

Recognition for prior learning

When you enrol in a Bachelor’s degree at Monash, your Extension units can be used for course credit if they are compatible with the degree in which you enrol.

Students who have successfully completed Politics Extension, may be eligible to apply to have the credit points of one (6 points) or both (12 points) Extension units included towards one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts or any associated double degree
  • Other Arts single degrees
  • Associated Arts double degrees where relevant
  • Other single Monash degrees where elective credit is available

Any units credited will show on your academic transcript as either 6 or 12 points against the course code of the degree in which you are enrolled. Students can apply for credit once they have enrolled in their undergraduate degree.

Students may also be able to credit their Extension study towards Bachelor degrees at other tertiary institutions.