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GOVT3997: Parliament and Democracy

2024 unit information

Just how important are parliaments to democracy This unit takes a critical look at how well Australian parliaments carry out their representative, law-making and accountability functions. Analytical material will be complemented by practical insights from members and staff of the NSW Parliament.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code GOVT3997
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations

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

  • LO1. Explain core concepts in debates surrounding parliamentary democracy.
  • LO2. Demonstrate the capacity to learn using online tools.
  • LO3. Demonstrate a capacity to research and write independently, persuasively and critically.
  • LO4. Demonstrate a capacity to discuss controversial political issues constructively with others.
  • LO5. Demonstrate the values and behaviours of active democratic citizenship.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote

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