2009 HSA222 Washington to Westminster: Comparative Politics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: Second year core unit for Political Science major

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HSA222 H
Distance(H,L,W,I,N)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 23-FEB-2009 23-MAR-2009 13-APR-2009 29-MAY-2009
Sem 1 H On Campus 23-FEB-2009 23-MAR-2009 13-APR-2009 29-MAY-2009
Sem 1 I Distance 23-FEB-2009 23-MAR-2009 13-APR-2009 29-MAY-2009
Sem 1 L Distance 23-FEB-2009 23-MAR-2009 13-APR-2009 29-MAY-2009
Sem 1 N Distance 23-FEB-2009 23-MAR-2009 13-APR-2009 29-MAY-2009
Sem 1 W Distance 23-FEB-2009 23-MAR-2009 13-APR-2009 29-MAY-2009

* 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).

Offered in Courses: [R3A] [R3C] [R3K]
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DESCRIPTION
This unit provides an introduction to comparative political analysis. It establishes the main issues and approaches in the study of comparative politics before examining the key historical, cultural and institutional variations in national political systems before assessing their enduring influence on national political process and outcomes. While the focus on the unit will be on mature democracies such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, reference will be made to developing democracies.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
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,L,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,I,N,L,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at level 100 in Political Science or equiv

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr Richard Eccleston

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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