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Arts

HSA305

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA301 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA302 Approaches to International Relations
HSA303 Media and Politics
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA304 Politics in Literature and Film
HSA305 American Politics
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA326 Green Politics, Parties and Governance
HSA340 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA360 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2012)
HSA361 Parliamentary Internship
HSA370 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSD308 Business-Government Relations
(Not Offered 2012)
HSD311 Policy Practice
(Not Offered 2012)
HSD316 Public Sector Internship
HSD323 Sustainable Community Governance
HSD329 Global Environmental Governance
HSD330 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD331 Social Policy in Welfare States
(Not Offered 2012)
HSD341 Global Political Economy
HSD342 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
(Not Offered 2012)
HSD711 Research Thesis B
HSG300 Landmarks in Political Science
HSG301 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2012)
HSG302 Political Activism and Community Engagement
HSG303 Order, Violence and Justice
HSG306 Special Topic in Government
HSG307 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2012)
HSG313 NGOs and Global Governance
(Not Offered 2012)
HSG314 Measuring Sustainable Governance: Assessment and Indicators
(Not Offered 2012)
HSG315 Problem-Based Learning Project
HSG316 Sustainable Governance Work Integrated Learning
HSP300 Special Topic in Policing
HSP314 Policing Practices
HSP322 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations B
HSP325 Social Research in Professional Practice A
HSP326 Social Research in Professional Practice B
HSP327 Social Research in Professional Practice C
HSR300 International Security
(Not Offered 2012)

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
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units

STAFF: Dr Richard Eccleston (Coordinator)

FEES
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KEY

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