- Code POLS2111
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Prof Ian McAllister
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2014
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Why do Australians vote the way they do? Why are young people more likely to support minor parties? What would happen if voting were not compulsory? How important is the environment to most people? Do Australians want the government to play a larger or smaller role in our lives? The answers to these questions have very important implications for Australian democracy. This course will examine how the dimensions of political behaviour and public opinion have been changing over time and the implications of this for the future of Australian politics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse academic surveys and public opinion polls.
2. Evaluate the contribution surveys and opinion polls makes to our understanding of Australian politics.
3. Critically assess and present arguments based on empirical evidence and theoretical models based on the voter behaviour literature.
4. Assess the most important post-1945 elections and the events and issues driving electoral outcomes.
5. Develop analytical and writing skills through the research essay and exam.
6. Discuss and reasses central ideas in collegical class environment.
Expected Classes 2014:
Full day classes will run at the following dates and times, finishing with a half day on Friday 11 July:
- Monday 30 June, 9:30am - 5pm
- Wednesday 2 July, 9:30am - 5pm
- Friday 4 July, 9:30am – 3.30pm
- Monday 7 July, 9:30am - 5pm
- Wednesday 9 July, 9:30am - 3pm
- Friday 11 July, 9:30am - 1pm
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Research Essay (40%)(2,000 words)
Exam (40%)(3 essay question responses)
Tutorial attendance/participation (10%)
Tutorial presentation (10%)
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24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials. The lectures and tutorials would be conducted over 10 working days. In addition to the ten-day block students would be expected to complete 30 hours of reading before the ten-day block and 30 hours during the ten-day block and 30 hours after the ten-day block.
This course will commence on 1 July and meet every other day. Please see the Wattle site for details.
Requisite and Incompatibility
A reading brick will be available.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5656||30 Jun 2014||30 Jun 2014||11 Jul 2014||15 Aug 2014||In Person||N/A|