- Code POLS3041
- 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 Policy Studies, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Darren Halpin
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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The course involves students in the guided application of theories, concepts and analytical tools to real world policy problems/issues. The Applied Policy Project is designed as a 'capstone' course that enables students of Policy Studies to synthesize and apply their learning from preceding subjects to the sorts of issues they are likely to encounter in the workplace. Students from other programs are welcome in the course provided they meet the required prerequisites.
Students will work through a range of contemporary policy issues/problems as a group and individually, with an emphasis on direct and active student participation. The course will involve a mix of lectures, workshops, student presentations with peer feedback, and role-playing. Students will develop a real sense of the way various actors and institutions engage in policy work and be encouraged to generate confidence in their abilities to be constructive participants in policy work.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply their knowledge of policy studies to real world cases;
- communicate and defend their ideas in a professional manner;
- conduct research and analysis in a policy context; and
- produce a substantial piece of written analytical work on a research topic connected to public policy (broadly conceived).
- 'Policy Brief' papers (750 words each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 'Policy Brief' papers (100 words each) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Applied Policy Analysis Report (3000 words) (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- General class participation (including reviewing work of peers) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of contact over 12 weeks; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
A set of articles and real-life examples of policy writing are provided.
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