Courses & Units

Public Policy HPP302

Hobart

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Introduction

The public policy arena presents a complex framework of actors, politics, instruments, and practices. This unit examines the broad range of theories, models, influences, and players that shape the development of Australian public policy. It aims to equip students with the knowledge of both the theoretical underpinnings and real-world challenges of the field. The unit examines the economics of public policy,agenda-setting, the policy process, policy instruments, policy implementation, the role of the media, policy consultation, and evidence-based policy-making versus politics, values and ideas. The assessment, which includes a policy briefing paper, provides students with opportunities to select, investigate, and critically analyse real world governance and public policy problems.

Summary

Unit name Public Policy
Unit code HPP302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101 or HPP101

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPP302, HSD206HSD306HSD209HSD309HSD343HSD243

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus:    web-based delivery of 13 weeks learning resources; 1-hr weekly tutorial (face-to-face).

Off Campus:   web-based delivery of 13 weeks learning resources; weekly online tutorial discussions.

Assessment

Minor Paper 1000 words (15%)

Tutorial participation/ online discussion (10%)

Major paper 3000 words (35%),

Take home (submit online) exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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