Courses & Units

Introduction to Politics and Policy HPP101

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of political science. It introduces students to some of the central ideas, concepts, actors, institutions and processes which characterise politics in democratic nations. It uses examples and case studies from Australia and across the democratic world to highlight the challenges confronting advanced democracies in the 21st Century.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Politics and Policy
Unit code HPP101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Joanna Vince|Doctor Mark Harrison
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

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

Key

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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and evaluate key theories in the study of politics and policy.
  • Acquire critical thinking skills and apply these in developing balanced academic arguments.
  • Apply concepts and theories encountered in the unit to contemporary political and policy issues.
  • Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats using referencing and style conventions as appropriate.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090100 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSG101 AND HSG110 AND HPP110 AND HSG107 AND HSG111

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:

Lecture, face to face (Hobart and Launceston), 2 hours, 1x weekly

Tutorial, face to face, 1 hour, 1x weekly

 

Off Campus: 

Lecture (online), 2 hours, 1x weekly

Online Discussion Topics, 1 hour, 1x weekly

AssessmentOnline quizzes (15%)|Tutorial Attendance and Participation (15%)|Minor essay (30%)|Major essay (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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