University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 2138 - Policy and Practice in Australian Politics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Assessment: Tutorial Work 20%, Policy Analysis 40%, Policy Proposal 40%

This course covers key political and policy issues for the 21st century with a particular emphasis on the factors that shape government policies. It focuses on issues of economic, social and environmental change and their political implications in fields ranging from economics, foreign relations and the media to the environment and welfare. It also examines how Australian democracy is constituted, practiced and perpetuated. In the process, the course deals with issues such as: globalisation and the role of the nation state; the influence of international issues on Australian Politics e.g. the impact of changing geopolitics on Australian relations with the U.S. and Asia; Australian identity and conceptions of citizenship; Australian migration policy; the electoral system and the role of citizens in Australian democracy and policy-making; the role of leaders, political parties and the media in policy formation; and environmental politics and climate change. The course draws on relevant analytical and theoretical frameworks and encourages students to follow up their own research interests, including relevant ones not formally covered in the course. There is a particular emphasis on the applied and practical aspects of how and why government policies are brought into being as well as the social, political and economic factors that enable or constrain their introduction.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21446 TU02 55 2 7 Aug - 18 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
16 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
21447 TU01 55 FULL 9 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
18 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 1pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28558 LECO 110 2 No details available
Note: This is an Online Lecture.