Power and Politics (2139LHS)

This is a course designed to help you understand the meaning of political power and empower you politically. If you are one of those people who say, "I am not into politics" 2139LHS will help you to change your mind. You will be alerted to how the words, issues and activities of politicians and those who are in government have meaning and relevance to you and your life, and the lives of the people around you. Politics is not separable from the world that you and your family live in and the study of political power will help you to see and understand how politics penetrates every aspect of your life. This is because politics is about the exercise of power - Who has it? Who wants it? Who deserves it? And most importantly - who misses out? We are all into politics even if we do not know it because we have no choice. But the more we know the more we can all benefit (individually and collectively) because learning how politics works and learning about the political skills necessary to negotiate power relations is one of the greatest insights our university education can give us. We look at the politics of class, crisis, culture, the military and violence, and what the meaning of citizenship in a transnational world really is?

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
26 February 2018
Last day to add a course
11 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
25 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
6 May 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (11093) Open Thursday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N25 0.06
Science 1 Building
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (15424) Open Thursday 17:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N53 0.60
Willett Centre
Nathan Campus
Tutorial (15423) Open Thursday 13:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N13 0.05
Environment 2 Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
26 February 2018
Last day to add a course
11 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
25 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
6 May 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (11092) Open Monday 16:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G01 3.55
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Tutorial
Tutorial (18379) Open Tuesday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G02 1.26G
Clinical Sciences Building
Gold Coast Campus
Tutorial (15422) Open Tuesday 13:00 - 13:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G42 2.11
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus