Introduction to Public Policy (11378.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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. Identify and communicate the key areas of debate in public policy theory;
2. Describe and explain the key theories and concepts developed by public policy scholars for understanding the policy process;
3. Describe and explain the relationship between policy and politics in liberal democracies;
4. Identify the key influences on policy;
5. Evaluate the efficacy of the policy processes in Australia; and
6. Conduct and complete basic policy analysis requiring group work, research and referencing and communicate the results effectively in writing.
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions the delivery of this unit will be online. There may, however, be a Face-to-Face workshop delivered on campus but this is up to the teaching team to decide (i.e. if a professor expresses that it is their preference to teach their tutorial in-person).
All assessments in this unit have been mapped against (a) the Learning Outcomes and (b) the Graduate Attributes listed in the unit outline.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Jean-Paul Gagnon|
All readings are provided on the Canvas page. They are all digitally accessible. There is no required textbook for this unit.
Public Policy Workshops are worth 20% of the final grade. These are hands-on, practical, group-work oriented classes and should, therefore, not be missed. Each workshop, starting Week 2, requires online team work and this recurring experience builds up to an in-class team test in Week 12. The skills that individuals and groups obtain through this iterative practice are essential to doing well in the Week 12 assessment.
Required IT skills
None out of the ordinary.
Work placement, internships or practicums