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GOVT3641: Government, Business and Society

Modern corporations have multiple roles and responsibilities. They perform functions for which states were once responsible, and are political and social as well as market actors. This unit provides students with theoretical and methodological approaches to explore how political agendas are set as well as influenced by corporate decision-making, and an advanced understanding of the social and ethical responsibilities and impacts of business.

Code GOVT3641
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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GOVT2558

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

  • LO1. critically evaluate underlying theories, concepts, assumptions, limitations and arguments in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary fields of study
  • LO2. develop and present coherent arguments when recommending solutions and critically evaluating theories in major fields of study
  • LO3. research using archives, libraries, the web and other sources of information
  • LO4. be open to new ways of thinking and appreciate the importance of intellectual curiosity and reflection as the foundation for continuous learning
  • LO5. demonstrate the capacity to deal with ethical and other issues in business, government and social contexts in relation to their personal and professional lives
  • LO6. confidently and coherently communicate, orally and in writing, to a professional standard in major fields of study.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.