Political and Social Theory (11243.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Debate and compare concepts and arguments of political and social thinkers;
2. Analyse and evaluate some of today's key political and social problems;
3. Apply political and social theory concepts to create an argument that successfully addresses a key problem; and
4. Reflect upon your unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in your professional portfolio.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Graduate Attributes are directly linked to the unit's Learning Outcomes.
PrerequisitesMust have passed 24 credit points.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Online||Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon|
The unit's required readings are organized, weekly, on the Canvas page. They are all digitally available (most as downloadable PDFs).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Final grades in this subject will be assessed according to performance in each of the assessment items identified above. You must submit all assessment items and obtain an overall total score of at least 50% in order to pass this subject. However, it is not necessary that students pass each individual item of assessment but each piece of assessment must be completed and handed in.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance at workshops is essential as quizzes run during them. A valid reason for not being able to attend is required with formal evidence.
Required IT skills
word processing, internet usage, live audio/visual conversation
Work placement, internships or practicums
A bolt-on research internship will be offered in class. Participation is open to all.