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2012 HSA305 American Politics

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSA205

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

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 the nature and impact of recent presidencies. It examines key issues which dominate contemporary US politics and provides insights into ideas and actors which influence these debates. The unit concludes by evaluating key trends in US politics and their likely implications

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

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%)

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,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
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units

STAFF: Dr Richard Eccleston (Coordinator)

FEES
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