Courses & Units

American Politics HPP315

Hobart

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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 HPP315
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 Matt Killingsworth

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,969.00 090101

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

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPP215, HSA205, HSA305

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Off Campus:   web-based delivery of 13 lectures,

Assessment

On campus: 1500-word tutorial exercise (20%), 2500 word major essay (40%), 2000-word end of semester take-home exam (40%)

Off campus: 1500-word tutorial exercise (20%), 2500 word major essay (40%), 2000-word end of semester take-home exam (40%)

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