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|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories of American politics.
- Compare and contrast case studies related to American politics.
- Evaluate theories and case studies related to American politics.
- Communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter in the form of essays and face-to-face or online tutorials.
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HSA205 AND HSA305 AND HPP215
On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly
Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures,
Task 1: Take-home exam (40%)
Task 2: Tutorial literature review (20%)
Task 3: Major essay (40%)
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Cal Jillson, American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change, 10th Edition (Routledge, 2019)
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