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POLICY 7001 - Fundamentals of Public Policy

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Winter School
Session: Winter Session 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Reading Assignments 15%; Policy Presentation 15%; Policy Paper 20%; Research essay 50%

This course will provide students with an understanding of how the process of policy making works in practice and how governments decide which policies to pursue or avoid. Students will gain an understanding of important theories of public policy. Through analysing how ideas and institutions shape public policy, students will have the opportunity to search for solutions to real-world policy problems. Students will gain an understanding of the essential elements of policy development: from how policy is formed to how policy can be evaluated. A strong focus of this course is on equipping students to communicate public policy to diverse audiences.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Winter School Mon 11/07/2022 Wed 13/07/2022 Thu 04/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95275 WR01 30 21 4 Jul - 11 Jul Monday 9am - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
6 Jul - 13 Jul Wednesday 9am - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
8 Jul - 8 Jul Friday 9am - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
12 Jul - 12 Jul Tuesday 9am - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room