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Unit of Study POL00005 - Ideas and Ideals in Politics (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the range of political ideologies which exist within the context of Western political thought
2 critically explain the dynamic of the ideological spectrum
3 critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of contrasting ideologies
4 develop reflective positions on political theory and present these positions as coherent arguments.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the range of political ideologies which exist within the context of Western political thought
    • GA4:
  2. critically explain the dynamic of the ideological spectrum
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of contrasting ideologies
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. develop reflective positions on political theory and present these positions as coherent arguments.
    • GA1:

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