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.
|Unit name||Modern Political Ideologies|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr. Mark Harrison
Dr. Mark Harrison
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- 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.
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HPP101 OR HIR101
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
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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