Undergraduate | TAS-HPP101 | 2024
Introduction to Politics and Policy
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- 100% online
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- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
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Introduction to Politics and Policy
About this subject
Upon successful completion of this subject, the student 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.
- What is Politics?
- Freedom and Equality
- The State. Democracy
- Constitutions. Parliamentary and presidential systems
- Unitary government and Federalism. The Australian political system
- Elections and voting. Political parties and party systems
- Political leadership. Political activism
- The media. Governance and the State
- Governing the commons: markets, hierarchies and communities. Sustainability governance
- The policy process; Policy development and design
- Policy implementation; Policy failure
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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