• 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 Sciences, Political Economy, Politics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Andrew Banfield
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course will vary depending on who is teaching it in a given year. The central point of the course will be to use the research agenda of the academic staff to provide expanded opportunities for the study of comparative politics. The special topic for 2020 is comparative studies in 'contemporary political theory'.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. identify the concepts used in comparative methods;
  2. understand the sources of these concepts and their historical development;
  3. use these concepts in order to critically research, analyse, and evaluate selected contemporary political theorists; and
  4. develop skills for research, argument, and analysis in order to to effectively communicate their own perspectives on key concepts and issues in comparative politics.

Other Information

Course outline available from Professor John Uhr: john.uhr@anu.edu.au

Indicative Assessment

  1. First Research Paper (2500 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Second Research Paper (2500 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours of seminars over 12 weeks; and
b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HARTS or HART2), Bachelor of Political Science (Honours) (HPLSC), Bachelor of Policy Studies (Honours) (HPOLS), Bachelor of Public Policy (Honours) (HPPOL), Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours) (HDEVS), Bachelor of European Studies (Honours) (HEURO), Bachelor of Latin American Studies (Honours) (HLAMS) or Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) (HPPE), or completed 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed POLS8041.

Prescribed Texts

None

Preliminary Reading

Wattle site will contain relevant information.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
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
4177 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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