This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics. The unit begins with an overview of United States political history, culture and institutions before focusing on the nature and impact of recent presidencies. It examines key issues which dominate contemporary US politics and provides insights into the ideas and actors which influence these debates. The unit concludes by evaluating key trends in US politics and their likely implications
|Unit name||American Politics|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr Matt Killingsworth
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly
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1000 word- tutorial exercise (20%), 2000 word major essay (40%), 2000 word end of semester take home exam (40%)
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