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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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
- HSG101, HSG103, HSG111, HSG110, HSP111, HPP110, HSG107
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 participation 15%; Task 2 Quizzes 15%; Task 3 Minor essay 1500 words 30%; Task 4 Major essay 2500 words 40%.
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