2009 HSA210 Political Ideologies

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSA310

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

The central concern of this unit is to examine politics and its relationship to what Destut de Tracy termed 'ideology'. The unit begins by considering what kind of activity politics actually involves, arguing that political rule arises when a collection of people deemed to be formally equal form a government amongst themselves. The mode of political communication between these people is persuasion. A further consequence of politics is a literature of political thought. Politics accordingly is not a universal activity and even where it is established it is often regarded with hostility. This rhetorical style is contrasted with a rationalistic, scientistic and ideological style of thinking that emerged in the 19th century. In this context, the unit considers liberalism, nationalism, Marxism and fascism as ideological styles of rule located in modernity, and concludes by considering whether postmodernity offers any relief from the rationalistic certainties of modernity.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,000-word essay (30%), 1,000-word report (20%), tutorial assessment (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: 2,500-word essay (30%), 1,000-word report (20%), tutorial assessment (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

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

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - I,N,L,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - I,N,L,W,H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at level 100 in Political Science or equiv

STAFF: TBA

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