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%
Syllabus:

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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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21355 TU02 40 17 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 9am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 9am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
21356 TU01 50 15 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
22097 TU05 40 21 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 9am - 11am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 9am - 11am Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
22098 TU04 30 2 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
22099 TU03 35 19 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 3pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29073 LEC0 150 29 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.