• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course examines British politics since 1945 through the lens of ideological change and electoral competition.  Contemporary British politics will be examined in light of changes to parties and the electorate since the Second World War.  Students completing this course will have a comprehension of the ideological shifts affected by the Conservative and Labour parties as well as the rise of “third parties” such as the Liberal Democrats, the challenge to the integrity of the United Kingdom posed by separatist nationalist parties in Scotland and Northern Ireland and the UK’s ongoing relationship with the European Union.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  •  Knowledge - you will be able to list the major political parties of the United Kingdom and identify the political ideologies which guide their collective decisions and actions;
  • Comprehension and Application - you should be able to predict future decision-making or courses of action based on your interpretation of these ideologies;

  • Analysis - you will be able to analyse political discourses in order to reveal hidden or taken-for-granted assumptions;

  • Synthesis - you will be able to integrate ideology and evidence from different sources in order to generalize from given facts;

  • Evaluation - you will be able to assess the value of general descriptions of ideologies in explaining political actions and change.

Indicative Assessment

One short essay of 1500 words (40%) and one research essay of 2500 words (60%)

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Workload

Two lectures and one tutorial per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level POLS courses; or permission of the convenor. Incompatibility with HIST2103

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5054 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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