This subject introduces students to the functions of democracy and concepts of citizenship in Australia. It provides knowledge of the concepts of democracy, citizenship and leadership within the relevant historical contexts. Students will examine the role and influence of both groups and individuals in Australian democracy.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
POL 100 and POL101
-Ideals of Australian democracy and enfranchisement -Federation and the Australian constitution -Roles and responsibilities of three tiers of government -Concepts of citizenship and communities -Citizenship policies and migrants/Indigenous people -Case studies of protest movements and lobby groups -Concepts of political leadership -Power and influence through Prime Ministers and Opposition leaders -Media influence in politics
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