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The Aviation major provides the student with a deep understanding of the various technological and human systems that contribute to the safe and efficient operation of aircraft and the aviation environment. A key element in this major is the focus on the role of people as key components in a technologically advanced and complex aviation environment. There is a particular emphasis on the role of human operators (e.g. pilots, air combat officers and air traffic controllers) in aviation in infrastructure and safety management systems.

International and Political Studies involves the study of power - how it is exercised and by whom, and how its privileges and responsibilities are a focus of conflict. The program is designed for students who are interested in politics and international affairs in a rapidly changing global environment. Our courses cover the major actors, ideas and key issues of domestic, regional and global politics, all of which have a profound impact on Australia’s national security and its place in the world.

Two streams of Indonesian language and culture are available at UNSW Canberra as detailed under the options for constructing a major in Indonesian. In exceptional circumstances, and with permission from the relevant Head of School, students may be able to make variations in the structure of a major in Indonesian.
Note. Native speakers of Indonesian or Malay will not be permitted to enrol in Indonesian.

More detailed information can be found in the handbook.

History courses in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are designed to develop critical intelligence through the study of the past. The program offers a variety of approaches, each emphasising the basic disciplinary skills of assimilating and weighing evidence, analysing historical problems, constructing and testing historical hypotheses and presenting conclusions clearly and logically.

Geography is the study of both the physical and human environments in which we live and the interactions between people and nature. Geography provides a bridge between the social and natural sciences. It provides students with the techniques to analyse our environment and society, including Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

More detailed course information can be found in the handbook.

Business is about managing human, financial, physical and information resources to achieve the best outcomes for an organisation in its business environment. Effective business decision making requires both an internal focus on people, operations and finances, and a strategic focus on developments in the economic and social environment - markets, ethics, the law and government policy.

More detailed course information can be found in the handbook.

The first-year courses in English deal with contemporary writing and the media (including science fiction and fantasy writing) and with the experience of war in literature and film. After first year, students in English are able to choose freely from a range of upper-level courses, including some devoted to chronological and introductory surveys of major periods of English, American and Australian writing.

More detailed course information can be found in the handbook.