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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA201 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA202 Approaches to International Relations
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA203 Media and Politics
HSA204 Politics in Literature and Film
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA210 Political Ideologies
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA212 Political Thought: Liberal Democracy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA222 Comparative Political Systems
HSA227 Politics of Democratisation, East and West
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA240 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA241 Australian Political Institutions
HSA258 International Relations of Asia
HSA260 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA262 Foreign Correspondence: Foreign Policy and the Media
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA270 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSA271 The Politics of International Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD205 Policing and Governance
HSD207 Sex, Drugs and Toxic Waste: Risk and Regulation
HSD208 Business-Government Relations
HSD223 Regional Development Policy
HSD227 Media Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD229 Global Environmental Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD230 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD231 Social Policy in Welfare States
HSD239 Asian Environmental Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD240 Women and Public Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD241 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD242 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HSD243 Understanding Public Policy
HSG200 Approaches to Political Analysis
HSG201 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG202 Political Activism: Local to Global
HSG203 International Cooperation
HSG204 Building Blocs: Economic Regionalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG205 Re-inventing Governance
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG206 Special Topic in Government
HSG207 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG208 Inside the New Europe
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG210 Advanced Seminar in Government
HSP200 Special Topic in Policing
HSP214 Policing Practices
HSR200 International Security
HSR201 Great Power Foreign Policies

2013 HPP203 Australian Politics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPP303

SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is one of three core units in the Political Science major. Students must take HSG 2/305 and either HSA 2/341 or HSD 2/343 Understanding Public Policy


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPP203 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 I Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 N Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 W Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates


This unit deals with contemporary issues in Australian politics framed as they are by Federalism and the challenges of the global economy. The unit explores selected topics to provide students with a platform to debate and critically discuss issues as they are developed and implemented in public policy processes, the public domain and within our political institutions. Specific topics and issues will vary but could include: federation; the Parliament and minority government; climate change; national security, the economy and indigenous affairs.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


200 Level: 500 word paper (10%); tutorial participation (10%); 2000 word major paper (30%); 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%);
300 Level: 500 word paper (10%); tutorial participation (10%); 2500 word major paper (30%); 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%);

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly alternating between Launceston and Hobart, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - L,N,W,I
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,N,W,I
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units or HPP101
M.Excl HPP303,HSA241,HSA341

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr Tony McCall (Co-ordinator)

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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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