Introduction to Politics and Policy
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain and evaluate key theories in the study of politics and policy.
- Acquire critical thinking skills and apply these in developing balanced academic arguments.
- Apply concepts and theories encountered in the subject to contemporary political and policy issues.
- Communicate your ideas coherently in written and/or oral formats using referencing and style conventions as appropriate.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
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This subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of political science. It introduces students to some of the central ideas, concepts, actors, institutions and processes which characterise politics in democratic nations. It uses examples and case studies from Australia and across the democratic world to highlight the challenges confronting advanced democracies in the 21st Century.
- Online Quizzes (15%)
- Tutorial Attendance and Participation (15%)
- Minor Essay (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)
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