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|
|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|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- 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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Prerequisites25 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
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|
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