Courses & Units

Modern Political Ideologies HPP222




This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other ideologies. The unit will examine how different ideologies conceptualise the nature and role of the state and citizens and consider the relative priorities they assign to such values of democracy, development, fairness, freedom and order when providing a basis for political action.


Unit name Modern Political Ideologies
Unit code HPP222
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Teaching staff

Dr Mark Harrison

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090101

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  • HPP101 OR HIR101


Teaching Pattern

Internal students: 2-hr lecture weekly; all lectures available on MyMedia; 1 tutorial fortnightly;

External students: 2-hr recorded lecture weekly available on MyMedia site; 1 e-tutorial fortnightly using MyLO Discussions


200 level: tutorial participation (10%), 1,000-word minor essay (15%), 2,000-word comparative study (35%), Take-home exam (40%)

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