Units of Study

GOVT1104 - Power in Society

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anna Katherine Boucher


This unit provides an introduction to the study of politics through a focus on the key organising principle of political science: power. Different ways in which power is theorised and structured are considered, not with the intention of presenting a universal theory or theories, but rather to find some connections and extensions amongst a wide variety of experiences of political power. In particular this unit considers the way power operates in Australian society in relation to political decision making. The unit draws on case studies in order to combine the study of key political ideas and concepts with practical examples from our daily lives (e.g. diet, transport, drugs, clothing, etc.).


1x750wd reading assignment (20%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

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