AIP116 - Visions and Values in Politics

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Geoffrey Robinson
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week.

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

This unit introduces students to the major political ideologies that have shaped government and politics in the modern western world. The historical evolution of political ideas and movements, their contemporary relevance and popular support is examined. The unit will provide students with a basic knowledge of key political ideas and concepts.

In addition, students are encouraged to develop their capacities to identify and evaluate political arguments, and apply them in understanding contemporary political debates. Topics include liberalism, conservatism, socialism and a range of other ideologies.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Understand the diversity of political ideologies

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Identify political concepts and arguments

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Evaluate the coherence of political arguments

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Apply key concepts to contemporary debates

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO5

Critically reflect on political issues

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO6

Presenting intellectual arguments in written and oral form

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Report 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 6
Assessment 2 - Essay 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 11
Assessment 3 - Seminar/Online Exercises 800 words
or equivalent
20% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIP116
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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