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ALR782 - Public Affairs and Opinion Formation

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Mark Sheehan

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ALR383
Contact hours:

Campus mode: 

1 x 2 hour Seminar each week (Weeks 1 to 11 inclusive)

 

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Theories of public opinion formation
  • Structures of government in Australia
  • Government policy formation processes
  • Lobbying, government relations and public affairs activities
  • Peak industry bodies and their activities
  • NGOs and their activities - the 'third sector'
  • Think tanks and their activities
  • Political communication
  • The role of media in opinion formation
  • Trends in public participation in policy formation
  • Trends is public concerns over risk, the environment, and political literacy
  • The ethics of influencing public opinion
  • Comparing Australian public opinion processes globally.

Assessment

Online Quiz 10 questions 10%

Recorded online discussion or wiki discussion 10% (either)

1500 Word Essay 30%

Major Project 2,000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1305$1305$2364$3031

* 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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