Courses & Units

American Politics HPP315

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

Dr Matt Killingsworth

Teaching staff

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

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories of American politics.
  2. Compare and contrast case studies related to American politics.
  3. Evaluate theories and case studies related to American politics.
  4. Communicate knowledge and research results related to the subject matter in the form of essays and face-to-face or online tutorials.

Fees

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSA205 AND HSA305 AND HPP215

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Off Campus:   web-based delivery of 13 lectures,

Assessment

Task 1: Take-home exam (40%)

Task 2: Tutorial literature review (20%)

Task 3: Major essay (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Cal Jillson, American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change, 10th Edition (Routledge, 2019)

Recommended

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