AUSTRALIAN POLITICS: GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY
Credit points: 15
Students are introduced to liberal democracy and the major institutions and processes of the Australian political system including the constitutional framework, the parliament, the Prime Minister and the High Court. We will also examine the impact of the media on Australian politics, the changing nature of the party system, and controversial issues such as freedom of speech and inequality.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Barry
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Special conditions Core subject at first-year level for a Politics major in the Bachelor of Arts degree (ABA); core subject for Bachelor of Social Sciences (ABSS)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Australian Political Institutions.||Recommended||Singleton, G. Aitkin, D. Jinks, B. and Warhurst, J.||10TH ED., PEARSON, 2013.|
|Readings||Government, Politics and Power in Australia||Recommended||Woodward, D., Parkin, A.and Summers, J.||9TH EDN, PEARSON 2010|
|Readings||The Australian Political System in Action.||Recommended||Miragliotta, N., Errington, W., Barry, N.||2ND ED. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Barry
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|Major essay - 1,600 words.||45|
|On-going LMS/tutorial activities (equivalent to 1,600 words).||30|
|Short assignment (equivalent to 800 words).||25|