Courses & Units

American Politics HPP215

Introduction

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

Summary

Unit name American Politics
Unit code HPP215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

tba

Teaching staff

Dr Matt Killingsworth

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090101

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101 or HPP101

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPP315, HSA205, HSA305

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly

Off campus: web based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
Assessment

1000 word- tutorial exercise (20%), 2000 word major essay (40%), 2000 word end of semester take home exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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