6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
The unit examines the nature, sources, types, and characteristics of public policies and explains the complexity of public policy-making. It covers key areas such as the policy-making models, the policy environment and the intersection of policy with politics, as well as the institutional and structural dimensions of the national policy-making process.
Upon successful completion of the unit the student will be able to:
- describe and explain the policy-making process;
- understand the policy environment and how it affects policy outcomes;
- identify different actors and their role in any policy-making process;
- engage in independent research and reading and demonstrate understanding of subject matter in class and tutorial discussions and written assignments;
- successfully undertake a variety of research and written tasks;
- demonstrate improved oral and written communication skills in relation to the analysis and explanation of ideas and the development of an argument.
Within semester assessment: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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