- Code POLS2102
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest International Relations, Philosophy, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2017
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse different philosophies and political theories of deception;
- Competently apply these philosophies and political theories to politics, international relations, culture and your personal life; and
- Creatively consider ways to enhance honesty and ethics in the public sphere.
2,500 word essay (50%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
Take-Home Examination - 2000 words with 1 week to complete (50%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
2,000 word essay (45%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
Take-Home Examination - 2000 words with 1 week to complete (45%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
Presentation (10%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 40 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 16 hours of lectures, 8 hours of film screenings, and 16 hours of forums; and, b) 90 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
George Orwell's 1984
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4429||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|