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Discover Political Science
Senior Lecturer, Coordinator of Political Science
Political Science Major
I'm Charlotte Fabiansson and and I have a senior lecturer position within the College of Arts and Education and I'm a Coordinator for Political Science here at the University.
The units are about political science from different perspectives. We actually look at both our Australian political system but especially we look at the US political system; we look at China; we look at Iran; and especially also we think about the links between the history where it all started and how we actually can see part of that in today's actual political systems. We can understand how everything here actually is, in one way or another, interlinked. The skills the students learn is actually to critically analyse political systems and actually see why they have developed in that way and also what are the consequences of these political systems, and the course with students coming from very different countries or other environments, they have different views is really how they learn to critically analyse the current system and to understand how it is connected to around the world but also to historical times.
The main point the students get out of this study is to actually understand interconnection between different political systems and how they actually are not that different than we think they are. So, for instance, we can see part of the US Constitution in the Chinese system and in the Iranian systems. What I think that the students will get from this study is to become much more aware of what's actually going on in the political sense around the world, and also understanding Australia's political systems and how it is tied and restricted in a way to other sovereign countries' political systems.