POLITICS IN OUR TIME
Credit points: 15
This subject is a prerequisite for students wishing to proceed to an honours degree in politics, but is not restricted to such students. It is designed to introduce students to some of the most important events and ideas which have shaped the course of twentieth century politics through the writings of that era's key political thinkers and social critics. In completing this subject, students will gain an insight into the history and underpinnings of totalitarianism, communism, racism, liberalism, democracy, feminism and recognition, and will become familiar with the ideas of such influential thinkers as Hannah Arendt, George Orwell, Juergen Habermas, John Rawls and Michel Foucault.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vasilev
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites By invitation only from the Politics Program, issued to students who have performed at a high level in second and third-year politics subjects.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Age of extremes||Recommended||Hobsbawm, E.||MICHAEL JOSEPH 1994|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Vasilev
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Class exercise(400-word equivalent)||10|
|Research essay (2,500 words)||50|
|Take-home exam (1,600 words)||40|