This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies in the 21st Century examining the nature of political power and how it is exercised. The unit also introduces students to key ideas and ideologies which have framed politics in the past and that shape it today
|Unit name||Introduction to Politics and Policy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr Joanna Vince
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 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.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HSG101 AND HSG110 AND HPP110 AND HSG107 AND HSG111
On Campus: 2 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks)
Off Campus/distance: web-based delivery (13 weeks)
BSocSc (Police Studies) In-service pathway: 39 contact hours
Task 1: Tutorial attendance and participation (15%)
Task 2: Online quizzes (15%)
Task 3: Minor essay (30%)
Task 4: Major essay (40%)
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