Courses & Units

Parties, Leaders, Elections and Campaigns HPP304

Hobart

Note:

Core unit for Politics and Policy Major

Introduction

This unit has two central goals. First, it aims to provide students with an introduction to comparative politics. Second, it seeks to provide students with advanced knowledge of politics in contrasting parts of the world. The unit consists of three modules: Module one introduces students to some of the central debates and methods in comparative politics. This includes a consideration of how and why to compare and what we can achieve by comparing. Module two focuses on key institutions and actors, such as political parties, one-party and electoral systems, and political leaders in the Chinese world and places them within a comparative context. Module three examines key phenomenon impacting democratic politics in the European context. This includes populism, de-alignment and re-alignment.

Summary

Unit name Parties, Leaders, Elections and Campaigns
Unit code HPP304
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Mark Harrison

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

HIR101 or HPP101

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPP204, HSA222, ,HSA322

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:    1.5 hour weekly lecture delivered, 1 weekly tutorial;

Off campus:    Recorded lecture weekly available on MyMedia site, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Assessment

Minor essay 1000 words (20%), tutorial participation (10%), Major essay – 2500 words (40%), Take-home exam (30%).

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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