Units of Study

GOVT1104 - Introduction to Political Science

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas James Bromfield


This unit provides an introduction to the study of politics through a focus on the key organising principle of power. Different ways in which power is theorised and structured are considered. This includes power between individuals, groups, classes and genders as well as different power-sharing arrangements within and across political institutions. In critically assessing these different approaches, students will be exposed to a range of political science theories and methods, which will equip them for future study in Government and International Relations. The empirical focus of this unit is on Australia, with reference to other developed countries.


1x750wd reading assignment (20%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

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