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INTR71-103: Public Policy


This intensive-mode subject is designed as a post-graduate introduction to the history, theory and practice of creating public policy. The subject addresses issues of international and domestic concern, providing students with an understanding of the modern policy process political environment. The emphasis of the subject is to equip students with the necessary tools to understand critically the development of public policy. The subject covers the actors and institutions that develop and implement public policy, and the process involved in addressing issues of public policy importance.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Current: $3,630
  • Commencing in May 2021: $3,760

Learning outcomes

1. Analyse critically the role of individuals and institutions in formulating public policy and interpret the contentious debates surrounding the policy process.
2. Generate a complex understanding of an issue of public policy importance, and the arguments surrounding that issue by interpreting relevant sources of information such as academic journals, governments documents, and opinion polls.
3. Compose their own public policy proposal by constructing a clear, convincing, and original argument that is supported by reliable evidence.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021