Courses & Units

Introduction to Politics and Policy HPP101

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Politics and Policy
Unit code HPP101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr Joanna Vince

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic 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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and evaluate key theories in the study of politics and policy.
  2. Acquire critical thinking skills and apply these in developing balanced academic arguments.
  3. Apply concepts and theories encountered in the unit to contemporary political and policy issues.
  4. Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats using referencing and style conventions as appropriate.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090100 $1,812.0 $850.0 not applicable $2,108.0

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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: 2 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks)

Off Campus/distance: web-based delivery (13 weeks)

BSocSc (Police Studies) In-service pathway: 39 contact hours

Assessment

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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Textbooks

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