Year 11 Australian and Global Politics Units 1 and 2
Units 1 and 2 Australian and Global Politics introduces you to the study of politics. You will explore key ideas about power in the political system. You will also examine different political actors and how they influence politics in Australia.
In the course, you will analyse the links we have to other countries across the globe. You will also study cooperation and conflict within the global community, looking at key issues such as terrorism, climate change and the movement of people.
Who is it for?
If you are curious about the world around you, are interested in current events and issues, and want to understand the politics behind them, this is the subject for you.
What do you do?
You will complete weekly work in the form of online quizzes, forums, and written tasks. You will also participate in online lessons. You will read and view a variety of resources, and keep up-to-date with current news.
What skills do you need?
Reading, writing, and research skills will all be helpful in this subject.
What skills do you develop?
You will develop skills in:
- informative and argumentative writing
- analysis of different media
- independent and critical thinking.
This subject is completely online. You need regular access to online course content and online classes.
Things you can do now
You can start looking at a range of news sources like newspapers, TV news and current affairs programs, and online news and commentary sites to see what is happening in the world of politics. Make sure to look at both local and international news stories.
Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.
Things to have a look at
How to Understand Power
Eric Liu explores the nature of power in this Ted Ed video.
Liberalism: Where did it come from?
The Economist summaries the origins, characteristics and present-day issues facing liberalism.
Democracy, Authoritarian Capitalism and China
Crash Course looks at authoritarian capitalism in China.