- Code POLS3034
- 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 Policy Studies, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Political Economy, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Reflect on the importance of political parties for the democratic process.
- Explain the key concepts and themes in the study of political parties and party systems.
- Apply concepts and themes in the study of political parties and party systems to current cases and/or countries.
- Research and argue about a specific topic concerning political parties and party systems.
- Present research about parties and systems in a clear manner.
Indicative AssessmentPaper Proposal 15% (1000 words) (LO: 2, 3, 4)
Research Paper 35% ( 2500-3000 words) (LO: 2, 3, 4, 5)
Group Tutorial Presentation 10% (15 min) (LO: 1, 2, 3, 5)
Tutorial Participation 10% (LO: 1, 2, 3)
Final Exam 30% (2 hours, during the exam period) (LO: 1, 2, 3)
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WorkloadA 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 7 hours of independent study per teaching week over the semester (total 130 hours).
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