Courses & Units

Modern Political Ideologies HPP222

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Introduction

This unit introduces students to the study of political ideas 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, Marxist, fascist, feminist, environmentalist, Islamist and other ideological frameworks. The unit will examine how different theoretical approaches conceptualise the nature and role of the state, the firm, and civil society; and consider the relative priorities they assign to such values of democracy, fairness, freedom, order and equality when providing an account of feasible local, national and global communities.

Summary

Unit name Modern Political Ideologies
Unit code HPP222
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Mark Harrison
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and evaluate contrasting arguments in the study of political ideologies.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and research to analyse contemporary issues and events that invoke political ideologies.
  • Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats, drawing upon evidence and 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
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

AssessmentTake-home exam (40%)|Tutorial participation (10%)|Minor essay (15%)|Major essay (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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