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AIP116 - Modern Political Ideologies

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:G Robinson
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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

Campus:

Analysis of Reading 1000 words 30%

Identification & analysis of document 750 words 20%

Essay 1500 words 35%

Seminar participation 15%

 

Cloud (online):

Analysis of Reading 1000 words 30%

Identification & analysis of document 750 words 20%

Essay 1500 words 35%,

CloudDeakin participation 15%.

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