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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA301 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA302 Approaches to International Relations
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA303 Media and Politics
HSA304 Politics in Literature and Film
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA310 Political Ideologies
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA312 Political Thought: Liberal Democracy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA322 Comparative Political Systems
HSA327 Politics of Democratisation, East and West
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA340 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA341 Australian Political Institutions
HSA358 International Relations of Asia
HSA360 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA361 Parliamentary Internship
HSA362 Foreign Correspondence: Foreign Policy and the Media
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA370 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSA371 The Politics of International Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD305 Policing and Governance
HSD307 Sex, Drugs and Toxic Waste: Risk and Regulation
HSD308 Business-Government Relations
HSD316 Public Sector Internship
HSD323 Regional Development Policy
HSD327 Media Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD329 Global Environmental Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD330 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD331 Social Policy in Welfare States
HSD339 Asian Environmental Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD340 Women and Public Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD341 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD342 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HSD343 Understanding Public Policy
HSD711 Research Thesis B
HSG300 Approaches to Political Analysis
HSG301 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG302 Political Activism: Local to Global
HSG303 International Cooperation
HSG304 Building Blocs: Economic Regionalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG305 Re-inventing Governance
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG306 Special Topic in Government
HSG307 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG308 Inside the New Europe
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG309 Innovation in Regional Development
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG310 Advanced Seminar in Government
HSP300 Special Topic in Policing
HSP314 Policing Practices
HSR300 International Security
HSR301 Great Power Foreign Policies

2013 HPP315 American Politics

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPP215


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPP315 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 I Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 N Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 W Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates


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

WEIGHT: 12.5%


200 Level: Tutorial mark (20%), 3000 word essay(40%), 2hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

300 Level: Tutorial mark (20%), 3500word essay (40%), 2hr end-of-sem exam (40%)


Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly

Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - I,N,W,L
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - I,N,W,H,L
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit
M.Excl HPP215, HSA205/305

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: A/Prof Richard Eccleston (Coordinator)and Dr Matthew Killingsworth

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