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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the government and politics of the United States and engage in discussion of the institutions, political culture and recent history of the country. There is some concentration on recent events and the implications for American politics, and the changing role of the United States in the world. Students are encouraged to link current politics to American films, novels and music.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects POL3IAP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAmerican politics and societyRecommendedMcKay, D.BLACKWELL 2005
ReadingsMore equal than others: America from Nixon to the new centuryPreliminaryHodgson, G.PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS 2004

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