UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
POL10244 - Australian Politics AND 84 credit points in any SCU units
Examines ideas on justice, and their political implications, at community, national and international level. Theories and approaches on rights, justice, tolerance, liberty and equality, identity and oppression, citizenship, pluralism and democratic dialogue are critically considered in modern life Context facilitates a philosophical evaluation of differing political approaches to justice.
Topic 1: Introduction: Democratic theory in practice
Topic 2: Rights and abuses
Topic 3: Justice and injustices
Topic 4: Equality and inequality
Topic 5: Freedom
Topic 6: Rights, justice, equality and liberty in practice
Topic 7: Politics of identity: Gender, race and ethnicity
Topic 8: Citizenship: Inclusion and exclusion
Topic 9: Nationalism, pluralism and cosmopolitanism
Topic 10: Democratic dialogue and participation
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||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the importance of political theory to political practices|
|2||critically explore a range of different political views|
|3||critically evaluate problems in the application of ideas to different contexts; community, national, international|
|4||present a reasoned argument that defends or criticises ideas of justice in world politics.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
explain the importance of political theory to political practices
critically explore a range of different political views
critically evaluate problems in the application of ideas to different contexts; community, national, international
present a reasoned argument that defends or criticises ideas of justice in world politics.
- No prescribed texts.