Courses & Units

American Politics HPP315

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Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Matthew (Matt) Killingsworth
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of the key concepts and theories related to the subject matter
  • compare, contrast and evaluate concepts, theories and case studies related to the subject matter
  • undertake secondary research using information literacy skills on a topic related to the subject matter
  • 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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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

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)
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Textbooks

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