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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|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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25 points at introductory level
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPP215, HSA205, HSA305
On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly
Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures,
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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Cal Jillson, American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change, 10th Edition (Routledge, 2019)
Booktopia textbook links
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