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GOVT1102: Introduction to Australian Politics

The unit introduces students to debates about the nature and limits of Australian democracy, to the major institutions of Australian politics, and to the distribution of power in Australian society. Major institutions and forces such as parliament, executive government, the federal system, political parties and the media are examined as arenas of power, conflict and consensus. Who rules How Which groups are excluded

Code GOVT1102
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify different approaches to defining the nature and scope of politics in Australia
  • LO2. Apply foundational political concepts and theories to specific examples of Australian politics
  • LO3. Apply critical reading skills to sources in political theory and recognise their application in an Australian context
  • LO4. Find and draw information from a range of sources, including digital sources, to develop political analysis
  • LO5. Discuss fundamental issues in Australian politics with others in a constructive and analytical way

Unit outlines

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