AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL CULTURE

POL2APC

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the origins and evolving nature of Australian political culture from federation to the present-day. Utilising Paul Kelly's contested, but nevertheless, useful concept of an 'Australian Settlement', we identify the key ideas, values, policies and programs that shaped Australian political life. Topics include: Aboriginal dispossession and the doctrine and ideology of terra nullius, the 'White Australia' policy, masculinism, secularism, the British colonial heritage, Australia's reliance on 'great and powerful' allies' and the role of the state in shaping the life chances and political outlook of Australians. Assessment aims to consolidate students' analytical, research and communication skills and to develop their ethical and cultural awareness.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGwenda Tavan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL3APC

Equivalent subjects None

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOnline readingsPrescribedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Complete written work that shows an understanding of how to locate, integrate and summarise relevant research

Activities:
Major essay, short assignment and class tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

02. Complete written work that that shows an understanding of key issues, concepts and debates in Australian politics

Activities:
Major essay, short assignment, class tests and online exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Produce written work that shows an understanding of key issues and debates in Australian politics and the ability to critically analyse and evaluate them

Activities:
Major essay, short assignment, class tests and online exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

04. Write critical reviews that demonstrates the ability to construct a clear, coherent argument on an aspect of Australian political history and culture

Activities:
Major essay and final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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