AIP116 - Visions and Values in Politics

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week.

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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

In addition, students are 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.

Unit Fee Information

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