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.
|Unit name||Introduction to Politics and Policy|
|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|
|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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HSG101 AND HSG110 AND HPP110 AND HSG107 AND HSG111
Lecture, face to face (Hobart and Launceston), 2 hours, 1x weekly
Tutorial, face to face, 1 hour, 1x weekly
Lecture (online), 2 hours, 1x weekly
Online Discussion Topics, 1 hour, 1x weekly
|Assessment||Online quizzes (15%)|Tutorial Attendance and Participation (15%)|Minor essay (30%)|Major essay (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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