Courses & Units

Modern Political Ideologies HPP222

Hobart

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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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr. Mark Harrison

Teaching staff

Dr. Mark Harrison

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

Availability

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

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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

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and evaluate contrasting arguments in the study of political ideologies.
  2. Apply theoretical knowledge and research to analyse contemporary issues and events that invoke political ideologies.
  3. Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats, drawing upon evidence and using referencing and style conventions as appropriate.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090101 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HPP101 OR HIR101

Teaching

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

Assessment

Task 1: Take home exam (40%)

Task 2: Tutorial attendance and participation/online tutorial exercises (10%)

Task 3: Minor essay (15%)

Task 4: Major essay (35%)

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