Courses & Units

Australian Politics and Policy HPP205

Introduction

This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the workings of the Australian state, its courts, levels of government, and policy making forums. Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to research contemporary political and public policy controversies across a broad range of issues including democracy in principle and practice, the 'left, centre and right' in Australian politics, contested national identity, and the role of parties, public participation, the Prime Minister, ministerial staff, the separation of powers and federalism.

Summary

Unit name Australian Politics and Policy
Unit code HPP205
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Associate Professor Joanna Vince
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and evaluate contrasting arguments in the study of Australian politics and policy.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and research to analyse policy and political debates or cases.
  • Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats, drawing upon evidence and applying 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
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSD208 AND HSD308 AND HPP305

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

AssessmentAustralian politics quiz (10%)|Take home exam (40%)|Essay (40%)|Participation - in tutorials &/or online (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues (eds) Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook Cambridge Uni Press, Pt Melb (any edition is fine)

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