What is Power?

PHI10007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Aims and objectives

This cross-disciplinary, team-taught unit introduces the core themes and breadth of the new major, Power in the Digital Age. It presents a range of critical perspectives on the question of power drawn from a range of scholarly approaches.
Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Review the structures, dynamics and relationships of power in society, politics and international relations.
2. Apply theoretical models to the analysis of power.
3. Critically evaluate different perspectives on practical issues and problems.
4. Perform logical analysis and develop well-informed arguments.


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