DEMOCRACIES AND DICTATORSHIPS: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS
Credit points: 15
The discipline of politics concerns itself with key concepts of power, justice and order. It addresses questions of how societies are organised politically; how power and resources are distributed; and the impact these choices have on the rights and livelihoods of people. This subject introduces students to the key concepts and analytical tools of the discipline of politics. It examines the major institutions, ideas and structures that are central to understanding politics. This subject also introduces students to comparative approaches to politics by examining Australia's political system and those found in other states. In doing so, this subject will enable students to understand politics in a global context, including the diversity of values and perspectives that underpin modern political systems. This subject addresses Latrobe's Global Citizenship essential.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesMajor essay and take-home exam; online exercises; tutorials and lectures
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction
AuthorRod Hague, Martin Harrop and John McCormick
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Online LMS quizzes (equivalent to 800 words) Online assessments linked with in class activities
|Quizzes||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Take-home exam (1600 words) Critical evaluations of subject material at the end of the semester to be completed at home over four days.
|Other written exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|