- 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 Jana von Stein
- Prof Zoe Robinson
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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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.
Lectures will be recorded
Tutorials will be in person or online if needed
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Wattle quizzes (20) [LO 1,3,5]
- Article comparison (30) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Final examination (40) [LO 1,3,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Not applicable. Articles will be posted on Wattle
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