Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Incompatible

GT100, POLS7100

Assessment methods

Tutorial participation, tutorial reading summaries, minor essay, major essay, final examination.

Course coordinator

Dr Joff Lelliott

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course provides the foundation for future study in public policy and in political science, which will give students the key skills for employability in the public sector and non-government organisations. It provides an introductory study of Australian system of government focusing on key political institutions such as parliament, cabinet, federalism, the constitution, High Court, parties, and the public service. POLS1101 explains how the Australian political system works, highlighting both the formal structures and informal practices characteristic of Australian politics. POLS1101 develops the research, writing and analytical skills required for further study in political science and related courses.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile