- Code POLS1002
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Andrew Banfield
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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The first aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the key concepts in the discipline of Political Science: power, influence, authority, legitimacy, coercion, conflict, and democracy. The second aim is to introduce the concepts and institutions of the political process.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature and significance of politics and governance;
- critically analyse some of the key concepts in political science;
- apply concepts and theories used in the study of political science to the analysis of interests, institutions and behaviour;
- demonstrate the capacity to use different research methods used to investigate political phenomena; and
- have developed their research, writing, and verbal presentation skills.
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take home quizzes x 5, available on Wattle, not exceeding 30 mins (4% each for a total of 20%) (20) [LO 1,3,5]
- Essay, 1500 words (30) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Final examination, 2 hours during the final examination period (40) [LO 1,3,5]
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WorkloadTwo hour lecture and one tutorial per week for 12 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 94 hours of independent study over the semester (total 130 hours). Lectures will be recorded.
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