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AIP116 - Modern Political Ideologies

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:
Trimester 2 (B, G, W, X) and Trimester 3 (X)
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:G Robinson
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

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

On campus: Analysis of Reading 1000 words 30%, Issue analysis 750 words 20%, Essay 1500 words 35%, Tutorial participation 15%.

Off campus: Analysis of Reading 1000 words 30%, Issue analysis 750 words 20%, Essay 1500 words 35%, Cloud Deakin participation 15%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2192$2359

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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