Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKumuda Simpson-Gray
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
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
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||American politics and society||Recommended||McKay, D.||BLACKWELL 2005|
|Readings||More equal than others: America from Nixon to the new century||Preliminary||Hodgson, G.||PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS 2004|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Complete written work that makes use of the diverse sources relating to American politics
- Exam essay
02. Complete written work that shows an understanding of the contemporary dynamics of American politics
- Exam essay
03. Complete written work that shows an understanding of the political institutions and recent history of the US
- Essay, exam
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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKumuda Simpson-Gray
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|one 2,000-word essay||50||01, 02, 03|
|one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)||50||01, 02, 03|