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AIP116 - Visions and Values in Politics

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Geoffrey Robinson

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

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, and their contemporary relevance is examined. The unit will provide students with a basic knowledge of key political ideas and concepts. In addition, students will be 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.

Assessment

Report 1500, 40%, words

Essay, 40%, 1500 words

Class/Online, 20%, Exercises

Unit Fee Information

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