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Learn how to critically examine key political concepts with this online Thinking Politically unit from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University.
Designed for a range of professionals such as those working within government or fields like sociology and political journalism, the unit explores the basic tenets that underpin politics, and challenges students to rethink how morality and compassion play critical roles in political judgement.
The unit also covers ideologies and political paradigms such as liberalism, nationalism and conservatism, and introduces students to readings from Plato, Aristotle and Machiavelli – thinkers who have greatly influenced the development of modern politics.
Applicants with no prior university experience should consider completing one of the following units before enrolling:
In this Thinking Politically unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Completing this unit will give you a solid grounding in the principles that underpin modern politics, and will enable you to think more critically about political theory and political rule in today’s context.
You will also gain a deeper appreciation for the various political ideologies practised throughout history, and understand their origins and application throughout the world.
Such knowledge is handy to a range of professionals from those working within government through to political journalists.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.