AIP116 - Visions and Values in Politics

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Geoffrey Robinson





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1-hour Class per week, 1 x 1-hour Seminar per week
Cloud (online): 1 x 1-hour Class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online Seminar per week.


This unit introduces students to the major political ideologies that have shaped government and politics in the modern western world. The historical evolution of political ideas and movements, their contemporary relevance and popular support is examined. The unit will provide students with a basic knowledge of key political ideas and concepts. Inaddition, students are encouraged to develop their capacities to identify and evaluate political arguments, and apply them in understanding contemporary political debates. Topics include liberalism, conservatism, socialism and a range of other ideologies.


Report - 1500 words, 40%

Essay - 1500 words, 40%

Class/Online Exercises, 20%

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