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Area/Catalogue
POLI 1013

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
013564

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To develop students' knowledge of the dynamics and structures of the Australian political system and the consequences for society.

Course content

Students will develop broad understanding and knowledge of the Australian political system through analysis and discussion of history and the philosophy of democracy, the theories of "power" and knowledge and the separation of powers between tiers of government through "Federalism". Students will also explore the parliamentary system and democratic processes, representative democracy and the electoral system, the concept of responsible government in the executive and public service, new politics (social and environmental policy), Aboriginal Australians in the political sphere,  ideology and the party system, political culture and media discourse.

 

 

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Textbook(s)

Singleton, G, Aitkin, D, Jinks, B & Warhurst, J 2013, Australian Political Institutions, 10th ed, Pearson Longman, Sydney NSW

Cook, I, Walsh, M, Harwood, J 2009, Government and Democracy in Australia, 2nd ed, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Learnonline site) 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Critical analysis 900 words 20% N/A
Journal 1600 words 35% N/A
Essay 2000 words 45% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Critical analysis 900 words 20% N/A
Journal 1600 words 35% N/A
Essay 2000 words 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

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