Skip to content | Change text size

HPL3507 - Politics and Society

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Keith Wilson


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


As for HPL2507.


On successful completion of this Unit students are expected to be able to:

  1. comment competently on major political theorists.
  2. comment competently on the major debates in which contemporary thinkers are engaged in regarding to politics, power, freedom, justice and citizenship.
  3. employ a range of analytical skills and conceptual frameworks.
  4. apply meaningful comparative references when discussing the political theory of major political theorists.
  5. make intelligent use of primary sources to write a well argued and competently written essay for assessment.


Essay (2,500 words) (on-campus include oral presentation): 60%
Exam (2 hours): 40%
Third year students will be expected to use more difficult primary resources and to make comparative references to political philosophers and theorists.

Contact hours

2 hours per week (1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial)


HPL1503 and HPL1504 or equivalents


GSC2507, HPL2507