Introduction to Public Policy (11378.1)
|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 1 - Undergraduate Introductory 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. 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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Please note that the delivery of this unit will be online. All lectures will be recorded and made available to you in advance.
If there are any changes to the above, students will be notified via the unit's Canvas page.
All assessments in this unit have been mapped against (a) the Learning Outcomes and (b) the Graduate Attributes listed in the unit outline.
Equivalent units8785 Public Policy in Theory and Practice
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Miss Friedel Marquardt|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Online||Dr Ben Freyens|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Ben Freyens|
All readings are provided on the Canvas (UCLearn) page in the Reading List section. They are all digitally accessible. There is no required textbook for this unit.
Please view the relevant lecture before the tutorial about the same topic (see Timetable of Activities for guidance) and read the required texts before class.
Required IT skills
None out of the ordinary.
Work placement, internships or practicums