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|Unit chair:||P Haeusler|
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This unit introduces students to the ideas and principles that underpin Australia's political institutions and inform daily political life. We also explore challenges and changes involving Australian politics today, and assess our capacity to realise core democratic values. We consider why political processes work the way they do and how well or effectively they are working. Wider social, economic and cultural processes are drawn into account as we examine a range of current issues including the role of the media, human rights protections, environmental degradation, inequality, and the opportunities presented by new information and communications technologies.
On campus: Tutorial program 20%, written assignment 1000 words 20%, trimester test 20%, two-hour closed book examination 40%.
Off campus: Two written assignments totalling 2000 words 40%, trimester test 20%, two-hour closed book examination 40%.
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