• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences

Much of the Western political-philosophical tradition is based on deception. Political philosophers/theorists such as Plato, Machiavelli, Nietzsche and Strauss have argued that unless certain truths about reality, politics, faith and liberal democracy are hidden from the public, society will fall into ruin. The first half of the course examines how and why deception has become central to politics. The second half of the course looks at deception from the bottom up, drawing from the ideas of Gramsci, James C. Scott and de Certeau before asking how we might be more ethical and honest in politics and in the university.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will

  • have the knowledge and skills to analyse different political philosophies and theories of deception and
  • consider ways to enhance honesty and ethics in the public sphere.

Indicative Assessment

Presentation (10%);  2,500 word essay (45%); Formal Examination (45%)

 

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Workload

A 2 hour lecture, 1 hour video and a 2 hour tutorial for 8 weeks. Additional weeks will be dedicated face-to-face small group research seminars.

In addition to the contact hours, an average of 6 hours per week should be spent preparing for tutorials for the assessment pieces.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level POLS courses including EURO1004; or permisson of the convenor

Preliminary Reading

George Orwell's 1984

Majors

Minors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3286 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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