PAIS502 Political Ideologies

Updated: 01 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions POLS100 or PAIS102 or PAIS302
Notes None
Combined Units PAIS302 - Political Ideologies
Coordinator(s) Tim Battin (
Unit Description

This unit is a broad introduction to some major and influential political ideologies. Ideologies considered include conservatism, liberalism, Marxism and democratic socialism, as well as such new ideologies as religious fundamentalism. This unit proceeds from the assumption that a knowledge of political ideologies is essential for understanding political systems and institutions and the contexts in which they exist, political behaviour and political discourse.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. 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.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit an advanced and integrated understanding of key components relating to a range of political ideologies;
  2. critically analyse a range of political ideologies;
  3. produce clear written or oral communication at an advanced level (including the construction of a logical and theoretically-informed argument and the selection, evaluation and critical analysis of evidence); and
  4. apply advanced research skills.