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Elections, Campaigns and Lobbying (8125.5)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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Syllabus

This unit examines the nature of political campaigning in the light of changing channels and techniques of communication. It examines the role of various forms of communication used in election campaigns, including advertising, and considers the ethical issues involved. The subject also analyses political communication techniques used by individuals, groups and organisations to influence political and public policy processes, including lobbying.

Learning Outcomes

DESCRIPTION:

1. Understand the role of elections, campaigns, and lobbying in a democratic society

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of election campaign theories

3. Critically analyse contested approaches to the respective powers of governments and political parties, the media, and the public;

4. Critically analyse a range of contemporary campaign case studies

5. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills; and

6. Demonstrate essay writing skills

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Prerequisites

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