Courses & Units

Women, Politics and Power HPP320


May be taken as a Gender Studies unit.


This unit examines the role of women in politics and public decision-making. The unit will specifically address the issues of women as citizens and consumers of policy; women as public officials making and delivering policy; and women as politicians representing the electorate in policy-making. There will be an exploration of the history and impact of the women's movement and an assessment of current issues concerning the status of women in public life.


Unit name Women, Politics and Power
Unit code HPP320
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Dr Megan Alessandrini

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


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPP220, HSD212, HSD312, HSP240, HSD340


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 1 hr Lectures, and 1 hr Workshops weekly, 1 hr Tutorials fortnightly [

Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures and workshops and one fortnightly online tutorial discussion.


Discussion paper 500 words 10%, major essay 3000 words 40%, seminar participation 10%, exam 40 %

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