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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA201 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA203 Media and Politics
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA204 Politics in Literature and Film
HSA205 American Politics
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA222 Washington to Westminster: Comparative Politics
HSA226 Green Politics, Parties and Governance
HSA240 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA241 Issues in Australian Politics
HSA258 International Relations of Asia
HSA260 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA270 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSD205 Policing and Governance
HSD208 Business-Government Relations
(Not Offered 2012)
HSD223 Sustainable Community Governance
HSD229 Global Environmental Governance
HSD230 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD231 Social Policy in Welfare States
(Not Offered 2012)
HSD241 Global Political Economy
HSD242 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
(Not Offered 2012)
HSD243 Understanding Public Policy
HSG201 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2012)
HSG202 Political Activism and Community Engagement
HSG203 Order, Violence and Justice
HSG205 Understanding Governance
HSG206 Special Topic in Government
HSG207 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2012)
HSG213 NGOs and Global Governance
(Not Offered 2012)
HSG214 Measuring Sustainable Governance: Assessment and Indicators
(Not Offered 2012)
HSP200 Special Topic in Policing
HSP220 Risk Management: Interpersonal Violence
HSP221 Risk Management: Property Loss
HSP222 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations A
HSP223 Investigation Social Behaviour B
HSP224 Social Conflict Resolution B
HSR200 International Security
(Not Offered 2012)
HSR201 Great Power Foreign Policies

2013 HPP303 Australian Politics

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPP203

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
HPP303 H

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 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

M.Excl HPP203,HSA241,HSA341
Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units or HPP101

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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