PAIS101 Beyond Lies and Spin: Why Politics MattersUpdated: 01 November 2018
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Restrictions||POLS100 or POLS101|
|Coordinator(s)||Tim Battin (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Politics is not what is presented on the television news. This unit encourages students to reflect on the fundamental importance of politics for understanding and dealing with the pressing challenges of our times. Students will be introduced to key ideas such as power, the state, participation and conflict. Through these and other concepts and their practical application to topics such as inequality and disadvantage, environmental destruction, war and social justice, students will be assisted to think politically about contemporary dilemmas that impact on all our lives. Illustrative material will be drawn from Australia as well as other regions around the world.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: