• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jana von Stein
    • Prof Zoe Robinson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature and significance of politics and governance;
  2. critically analyse some of the key concepts in political science;
  3. apply concepts and theories used in the study of political science to the analysis of interests, institutions and behaviour;
  4. demonstrate the capacity to use different research methods used to investigate political phenomena; and
  5. have developed their research, writing, and verbal presentation skills.

Other Information

Lectures will be recorded

Tutorials will be in person or online if needed

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Wattle quizzes (20) [LO 1,3,5]
  3. Article comparison (30) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  4. Final examination (40) [LO 1,3,5]

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Workload

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable. Articles will be posted on Wattle

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.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
4206 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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