Australian Politics

POL10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

Results:
7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

Census:
31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
9 Mar 20 - 7 Jun 20

Results:
30 Jun 20

Last self enrolment:
22 Mar 20

Census:
3 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Apr 20

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Dec 20


Prerequisites

Nil

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide students with a critical introduction to the Australian political system; the institutions and actors that comprise it; and the ideas and values that underpin the practice of democratic politics. Students will examine the origins and evolution of these key actors and institutions and consider how they are being challenged and transformed by technological change; new forms of political engagement; and shifting ideas of representation.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and dynamics of the Australian political system.
2. Apply theoretical models to the analysis of political behaviour in Australia.
3. Critically evaluate different perspectives on issues and problems.
4. Perform logical analysis and develop well-informed arguments.

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