- Code POLS1009
- 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 International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences, Political Economy, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Andrew Banfield
- Dr William Bosworth
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2016
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This course aims to develop students' capacities in research and writing in political science effectively. It is intended for students wishing to pursue further study in political science, and aims to give students an introduction to the writing and research skills involved in political research. Topics may include: critical analysis of sources, constructing explanatory models, standards of logical demonstration, and organizing and presenting research results.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and analyze a range of theoretical approaches to political science
- Utilize methods and approaches for accumulating and interpreting applicable information about the discipline of political science
- Conceptualize problems and apply tools to critically analyze and resolve political arguments, information, and theories.
- Communicate effectively and defend in written format normative and empirical arguments.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation: 10% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3)
Briefing note paper (1000 words) 20% (Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4)
Research paper (2000 words) 30% (Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Final exam 40% (2 hours during the examination period): (Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
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Workload2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week over semester (total 130 hours).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9659||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|