2009 HSA241 Issues in Australian Politics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: second year core unit for Political Science major

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HSA241 H,L
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 H On Campus 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 I Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 L Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 L On Campus 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 N Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009
Sem 2 W Distance 13-JUL-2009 10-AUG-2009 31-AUG-2009 16-OCT-2009

* 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).

Offered in Courses: [R3A] [R3C] [R3K]
This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION
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 some of the key themes raised in the 2020 Summit 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: the Republic; federation; the Parliament; the public sector; housing; higher education; health; the Arts; climate change; national security, the economy and Indigenous affairs.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%)

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

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at level 100 in Political Science or Public Policy or equiv
M.Excl HSD242/342

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

STAFF: Dr Tony McCall (Coordinator)

FEES
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KEY

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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