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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA301 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA302 Approaches to International Relations
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA303 Media and Politics
HSA304 Politics in Literature and Film
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA310 Political Ideologies
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA312 Political Thought: Liberal Democracy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA322 Comparative Political Systems
HSA327 Politics of Democratisation, East and West
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA340 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA341 Australian Political Institutions
HSA358 International Relations of Asia
HSA360 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA361 Parliamentary Internship
HSA362 Foreign Correspondence: Foreign Policy and the Media
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA370 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSA371 The Politics of International Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD305 Policing and Governance
HSD307 Sex, Drugs and Toxic Waste: Risk and Regulation
HSD308 Business-Government Relations
HSD316 Public Sector Internship
HSD323 Regional Development Policy
HSD327 Media Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD329 Global Environmental Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD330 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD331 Social Policy in Welfare States
HSD339 Asian Environmental Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD340 Women and Public Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD341 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD342 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HSD343 Understanding Public Policy
HSD711 Research Thesis B
HSG300 Approaches to Political Analysis
HSG301 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG302 Political Activism: Local to Global
HSG303 International Cooperation
HSG304 Building Blocs: Economic Regionalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG305 Re-inventing Governance
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG306 Special Topic in Government
HSG307 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG308 Inside the New Europe
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG309 Innovation in Regional Development
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG310 Advanced Seminar in Government
HSP300 Special Topic in Policing
HSP314 Policing Practices
HSR300 International Security
HSR301 Great Power Foreign Policies

2013 HPP318 Special Topic in Politics and International Relations

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: No

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Students must obtain the approval of the discipline coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit with a proposal and obtain agreement from the lecturer to supervise their special topic. Enrolment in this unit will only be approved by the Head of School in exceptional circumstances.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPP318 H,L H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 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

* 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).

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Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered by the School at undergraduate level. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students who have demonstrated potential for honours. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. Enrolment in this unit requires the specific approval of both the relevant staff member (your supervisor) and the Head of School before enrolling. For this reason students are unable to enrol online. Instead, students must print a hard copy of their enrolment statement which must be signed by the Head of School. Students are advised to approach an appropriate member of staff first (dependent on topic and area of expertise) to discuss supervision. The Head of School will only approve enrolment in this unit if a staff member has agreed to supervise.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 5,000-word research essay (100%)
300 level: 5,500-word research essay (100%)


Supervised research: intensive directed study involving weekly contact (or as negotiated) with supervisor. There are no lectures, tutorials or exam.

Prereq 1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit
M.Excl HSG206, HSG306

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STAFF: Head of School (Coordinator); students are supervised by existing Government staff or visiting scholars with expertise in chosen topic

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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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