POL3603 - Information, Technology and Government

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA3603 or SA2601
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Student is able to identify and assess the Web resources that are relevant to public policy, public administration and practices of governance.  Student can analyze the implications of the Internet and linked advances for contemporary government and politics.  Student should assess and evaluate the impact of electronic advances for policy and management within the public sector.  They should also compare and contrast the wider processes of change, including possibilities for digital democracy and new forms of citizen participation in different countries which have adopted ICT in their governance. The course is to reinforce many of the skills that we expect students to have mastered by the time they complete their undergraduate studies. The focus is on analyzing problems critically and identifying solutions to them, thinking critically, creatively and laterally, working effectively with others, managing time and information effectively, being able and willing to learn, communicating effectively in English, and developing computer literacy.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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